This chapter will take you on a tour of the Snow Leopard file system to discover what items exist in what folders and why (and also what you can and shouldn't change and why). We'll cover in depth
The overall file structure of Snow Leopard
Home folder and its contents
The top-level folders, including the
System folder, the
Library folder, and the
Other common folders
The file system for Snow Leopard is pretty easy to understand. It starts at the root of your primary hard drive (the one that you boot Snow Leopard from). From there, a series of folders descends downward, each with their own purpose. Figure 2-1 shows a basic view of the ...