Cut and Paste Items in the Finder?

I would like to be able to select a file in finder, press cmd + x, go to another folder, press cmd + v and have the original file moved to this location. I think I copy the current file path with cmd + x and then use the Move or Rename File action on cmd + v, but I'm not sure what to put in the from and to fields.

If you use ⌘C to copy and then use ⌘⌥V to paste it will move instead of copy.


It has been built-in for several versions of macOS but unfortunately it is almost completely impossible to discover. I'm sure that I read about it on some Mac website. I'd guess 99% of Mac users are unaware of it!


I just searched the forum for this before beginning to make my own cut and paste. Thanks for this excellent tip.

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