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Copy and Paste Between PyCharm and Explorer/Finder

PyCharm enables tight interaction with the native file managers (Explorer on Windows, or Finder on Mac), and allows you to exchange files and directories via the system clipboard, using numerous techniques:

  • Cut, copy and paste files and directories from the Project tool window of PyCharm to a directory in the file manager, and vice versa, using menu commands and keyboard shortcuts:

Keyboard shortcut

Function

Use this shortcut to...

Ctrl+C

Copy

Copy selected text to the Clipboard.

Ctrl+X

Cut

Cut to the Clipboard.

Ctrl+V

Paste

Paste from the Clipboard.

  • Move (drag) or copy (Ctrl+drag) a file or directory from the file manager to a directory in the Project tool window.

  • Move (drag) or copy (Ctrl+drag) a file from the Project tool window to a directory in the file manager.

  • Open any file for editing, by dragging it from a file manager to the editor.

Last modified: 12 October 2018

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