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Dragging file over folder doesn't open the folder

by trassalg / May 30, 2010 7:20 AM PDT

I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard and found that a function I used to use isn't available anymore, but not sure if I just need to configure it or something.

What I'd like to be able to do is when I drag a file over an external hard drive disk image, I like for that to open so I can choose the sub-directory where I'd like to place the file. How can I set up 10.6.x to allow me to do this?

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Check Finder Preferences,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 30, 2010 10:26 AM PDT

and make sure that Spring Loaded folders are checked.

This should be on by default.

If the above is checked, then go to username/Library/Preferences and drag the Finder preferences onto the desktop.

Now try


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Works
by trassalg / May 30, 2010 12:18 PM PDT

That was what I was missing. Thanks!

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Spacebar
by Kevin M. Dean / June 1, 2010 6:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Works

I actually prefer it to be off and then just use the spacebar to manually trigger it. It saves from accidental triggers when drag-n-dropping.

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