How to Cut, Copy and Paste on Mac? (Shortcut)

How to cut, copy and paste files and folders on Mac? What is the cut, copy and paste shortcut on Mac? How to move files on Mac? In this article, we will show you how to cut & copy & paste files in the Mac operating system. Here are the details…

Mac operating system is one of the most popular operating systems today. Apple uses this operating system on Macbook and iMac devices. 

Mac operating system, which provides us with both reliability and functionality in many aspects. Although the most popular operating system today is the Windows operating system, the Mac operating system continues to attract attention with its innovations in many areas. 

However, there are some differences between these two operating systems. Although there are simple differences, they can annoy users who have been using Windows for a long time and switch to the Mac operating system.

Some shortcut keys between Windows operating system and Mac operating system are different. This can create problems for users from time to time. Of course, this is all about getting used to it. There is no doubt that you will adapt to the Mac operating system in a short time.

In this article, we will show you how to cut, copy and paste from the keyboard in the Mac operating system. This article will be useful for those users who have just switched from Windows to macOS. Here are the details…

How to Cut & Copy & Paste in macOS?

In the Mac operating system, the Cut & Copy & Paste operation is performed slightly differently than the Windows operating system. Especially the cut and paste process is a bit more complicated. Now let’s take a look at the shortcut keys and then let’s see how they are done.


In order to copy any file, folder, text, etc. on Mac.

The shortcut key you will use to copy; “⌘Command + C” 

First, select the relevant text or file you need to copy. Then hold down the Command key on the keyboard and press the letter “C“. You can copy any text, file, or folder with this key combination. Then complete the process by applying the paste method.


The shortcut key you will use to paste any content, such as text, folder, or file that you have copied on Mac; “⌘Command + V“.

To paste the copied text, file, and folder; Hold down the Command key on the keyboard and press the “V” key. After applying the relevant key combination, the content you copied will be pasted to the relevant place.


The cut & paste operation in the Mac operating system is a little more complicated than in Windows. You can cut a file or folder with CTRT+X in Windows and paste it with CTRL+V.

However, in the Mac operating system, even though this is done for text content, it is a little more complicated for file transfers.

In macOS, the cut shortcut is not used for file and folder moving operations.

We can say that the reason for this is that the Mac operating system thinks about your file protection. Because if you are moving any important file with the cut & paste method, you may encounter a possible error or the loss of the original of your file.

For this reason, the Mac operating system asks you to copy it first and then paste it with a different key combination. Now let’s take a look at how this is done.

Cut shortcut for text content on Mac: ” ⌘Command + X ”

Note: With this shortcut, you can cut the text contents and apply the moving operations with the paste function.


In the Mac operating system, you must first copy the folder or file you want to move with the Cut & Paste method, and then apply the shortcut key that performs the pasting of the previously copied file.

To move any file or folder on Mac; First, select the file and copy it with the shortcut ” Command + C ”. Then apply the shortcut Command + Option + V” to paste the copied file anywhere on Mac.

After this process, the file you copied will be pasted to the place you want to move to.

In this article, we wanted to show you how to cut, copy and paste on a Mac. You can tell us all your technical questions or problems about the subject in the “comments” section below. | All about technology…