How to Move Folders on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you looking to organize your files and folders on your Mac? Moving folders is a simple yet essential task that can help you keep your files in order. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of moving folders on your Mac using a few easy steps.

Step 1: Select the Folder You Want to Move

First, locate the folder that you want to move. You can do this by navigating to the folder using the Finder app or by searching for it using Spotlight.

Step 2: Click and Hold the Folder

Next, click on the folder and hold down the mouse button or trackpad. This action will enable you to move the folder around.

Step 3: Drag and Drop the Folder

Now, while still holding down the mouse button or trackpad, drag the folder to its new location. You will notice that as you move the folder, it will create a ghost image of itself.

Step 4: Release the Mouse Button or Trackpad

Finally, when you have reached your desired location for the folder, release the mouse button or trackpad. The folder will then be moved to its new location on your Mac.

Moving folders on your Mac is as easy as that! By following these simple steps, you can keep your files organized and easily accessible. Whether you want to rearrange folders within a specific directory or move them between different drives, this method works universally across macOS versions.


  • If you want to move a folder into another folder, simply drag it over the Target folder and wait for a moment until the Target folder opens. Once it opens, you can drop the folder inside.
  • If you want to move a folder to an external storage device or network drive, make sure it is connected or accessible before attempting to move the folder.

Now that you know how to move folders on your Mac, take some time to organize your files in a way that best suits your needs. Keeping your folders structured will save you time and effort when searching for specific files in the future.

Happy organizing!

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