Actually I think Finder might be the best tool for what you want to do........
P. Briscoe (Non running-dog anti-imperial anti-Bush unapologist name-changer; 23696)
Posted on: 11-21-2019 08:21.
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create new folder in Desktop called DesktopCleanup (or whatever you want)
Then, in Finder, in a list view of desktop, select all. Hold down the command key to de-select the folder you just made. Then drag everything still selected from desktop into the new folder.
It's essentially doing a file move but it's not using BSD Unix mv command. Instead I believe it's calling some handler in Apple System Events which I believe in this case might better at dealing with the sheer number of files than command line mv.
On a healthy Mac, this should take zero time.
Edited by P. Briscoe at 11/21/2019 8:31:23 AM
- Here's an interesting problem. - Bean, 11-21-2019 07:43 (Views: 44; Replies: 29)
- did you get it fixed? Or is she still in computer hell? [nt] - P. Briscoe, 11-26-2019 12:54 (Views: 21)
- I'll chant this mantra until I stop working with computers - Progressivebreaks, 11-24-2019 13:55 (Views: 43)
- A bash or python script could split the files into sub folders, that might help. - pudds, 11-24-2019 11:19 (Views: 34)
- Could try "find" in terminal - enet, 11-23-2019 19:03 (Views: 38)
- Nah, man, remove the HDD, mount it on another computer, copy everything. [nt] - Citizen Z, 11-21-2019 13:50 (Views: 26)
- might have to loop it. - P. Briscoe, 11-21-2019 08:12 (Views: 29)
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