NC copies and deletes folders instead of moving [FIXED]

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valentin.f
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NC copies and deletes folders instead of moving [FIXED]

Post by valentin.f » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:57 pm

Hi!
I'm using last version of NC on Mac OS Catalina. I'm moving folders within Music folder -- from one subfolder to another.

However, after I press F6 and confirm the move, NC starts copying files, instead of moving them instantly. After copying is over, it deletes the original folders. So it works as moving, but takes a lot of time.

What I'm doing wrong? Thank you.

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Re: NC copies and deletes folders instead of moving

Post by mike » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:01 am

Hi Valentin,

MacOS Catalina changed the file system behavior in an intricate way and that broke some software.
https://twitter.com/mikekazakov/status/ ... 08672?s=21

I’m working on a fix, it should be ready soon.
Basically, previously NC did 2 syscalls per file move, now it’s forced to do 3. Not a big deal, but such small details do stack up.

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Re: NC copies and deletes folders instead of moving

Post by valentin.f » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:19 pm

I see, will be waiting then!
There's another strange behavior that may be connected.

If I try to rename a folder, and change only the letter case (e.g. type "Beatles" instead of "beatles"), NC gives an overwrite promt for files inside the folder (File XXX exists, owerwrite/skip/etc.)?.. So I have to resort to Finder for such renames.

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Re: NC copies and deletes folders instead of moving

Post by mike » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:07 am

Yes, that's connected to the same issue.
You can try the fresh preview build: https://magnumbytes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=499

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Re: NC copies and deletes folders instead of moving

Post by valentin.f » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:33 pm

Thank you so much! The build solved all the problems for me! Now NC is officially the best dual-pane file manager for Mac :)

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