This chapter takes approximately 3 hours to complete.
Explore and understand the Lion file layout
Discover common system files, their location, and their purpose
Leverage file metadata by using Spotlight for advanced searching
Learn file management techniques unique to Lion
Archive files and folders using technologies built in to Lion
Use Time Machine to back up and restore important data
It is not unusual for an OS X Lion system volume to contain well over 100,000 folders and 500,000 files just to support the operating system and its applications. As you can imagine, the number of items in a user’s home folder varies widely, depending on the user, but even the most frugal of users will have thousands of ...