5. Working with Files and Folders

Who Should Read This Chapter:

If you are new to Mac and want to learn the basics of handling files in the Finder, this is the chapter for you. For Windows users, you’ll learn the Mac way for handling files.

Now that you know your way around the Finder, you can apply that knowledge to organize your files. In this chapter you’ll learn how to move files around, rename them, copy them, and delete them. You’ll also learn how to search for files and how to use some advanced forms of search, like Smart Folders.

How Your Hard Drive Is Organized

Even before you move the mouse on your Mac for the first time, there are already thousands of files on your hard drive. These are Mac OS X system files and ...

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