3. File Management Basics

If you think of your computer and its hard disk as a giant filing cabinet—one that could hold far more paper than any filing cabinet you’ve ever seen—you can begin to get an idea of how important it is to keep your files organized. After all, if you had a file cabinet with one giant drawer and just tossed all your files into it, how would you ever find a specific file when you need it?

In OS X, you use the Finder to organize and manage your files. You can:

• Rename items.

• Create folders to store related items.

• Move items stored on disk to organize them so they’re easy to find and back ...

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