4. Managing Files and Folders

Like many computer interfaces, Mac OS X follows a desktop metaphor centered on virtual files and the folders that are used to organize them. The files include documents of all kinds that store information, and you can nest folders within each other to create order. In this chapter, we review basics, such as moving, copying, and deleting files and folders, as well as more advanced topics, such as changing permissions and creating folders especially for burning to CD or DVD.

Working with Files and Folders

Performing file and folder chores is never fun or glamorous, but it’s necessary work no matter how you spend the rest of your Mac time. Fortunately, there are only a few key techniques to learn, and Mac OS X makes ...

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