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Merge directories with OS X 10.7.5

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It seems that OS X can now merge directories with the same name while moving or copying. Unfortunately, I've never seen a screen offering me choices for merging or replacing directories and files. I'm using OS X 10.7.5. Somebody knows how to get this feature ? Thanks.

MacBook Air (13-INCH, MID 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 8:40 AM (in response to jnbastian)

    Merge only works with 'move' not copy.


    You have to try to move a folder to a location where another folder with the identical name already exists — but which doesn't have the same content — to get the 'merge' dialogue.


    Files are different and can't be merged by Finder; if you try to move a file into a location where another file of the same name already exists, you get the option to 'keep both' copies or 'replace'.


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