If you’d like to move files or folders from one folder to another on your Mac, you can “cut and paste” them in a method similar to Windows, although it’s not immediately obvious how to do it. We’ll show you how.
It might seem confusing if you’re coming to Mac from Windows, but Finder’s “Cut” option in the “Edit” menu is reserved only for text. You can’t cut files or folders with this option. What we’re using below is a workaround that moves files or folders in a method similar to how you can “cut” and “paste” files in Windows.