I've lost count of discussions where folk drag over files, delete the original and then rush to the forums to ask how to get their files back.
In other words, where is the back copy?
I recently got a new Macbook Air with very limited memory space. I got an external drive that is specifically formatted for the Mac so I know its not accidentally for Windows or something.
Basically I want to drag some movies and photos and stuff over to the external drive and then delete them off my Macbook Air so I have more room and less clutter (and I know I shouldn't keep them just on external in case of corruption but I'm not worried about that at the moment). However whenever I try to delete the file off my laptop it deletes the file in the external drive as well!
My friend says this is because I can't just drag it over to the drive because it only make a shortcut or whatever, but neither of us know how to make it not be a shortcut.
This is probably a dumb question but I'm really quite hopeless and every question I've browsed the solution is always that the drive is formatted wrong (for Windows) but I doubt that's the case since my drive is FOR Macs.