0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 7, 2011 10:26 AM by MECS

    Mac OS Lion creates alias instead of copying files/folders

    MECS Level 1

      I placed some files from a PC onto a flash drive and tried to copy them to a folder on a Mac.  I used Copy and Paste (keyboard shortcuts, right click and selecte Copy/Paste functions, and also Copy and Paste from Edit in the menu bar).  As I recall, I also tried drag and drop. 


      All of those methods had the same results;  Instead of actually copying the files into the folder on the Mac, the Mac simply placed an alias for each of them into the folder.  ???  I tried the same files and the same flash drive on another MAC,  and they copied and pasted with no problem.


      Is there a setting for that, or is there something wrong with the other Mac?  Can someone shed some light on this?