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Why is it not possible to use the “cut” command to manipulate a file in the Finder?

I was fiddling with several settings a few days ago, and I'm pretty sure I did something that disabled the "Cut" option in Finder.

Anyone know where I can re-enable it?

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marked as duplicate by gentmatt, Michiel, patrix, Mark, Stu Wilson Nov 6 '12 at 7:58

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As @RobZolkos said in his answer:

It's not part of the Apple system to 'cut' files. The option is there and becomes enabled when text is selected. But not files. [...]

+C then ++V does the cut-and-paste for files on OS X.

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Found the problem - I use Total Finder, which adds Cut/Paste, and it wasn't running when I posted the question.

(I didn't know OSX doesn't have this by default).

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