Lesson 4. Data Management and Backup

Time

This lesson takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

Goals

Explore and understand the Mac OS X file layout

Discover common system files, their location, and their purpose

Learn file management techniques unique to Mac OS X

Use Time Machine to archive and restore important data

It is not unusual for a Mac OS X system drive to contain well over one hundred thousand folders and five hundred thousand 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 items in their home folder. It’s simply the nature of a modern operating system to compartmentalize ...

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