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OS X Support Essentials 10.11 - Apple Pro Training Series: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X El Capitan by Gordon Davisson, Kevin M. White

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Lesson 13Manage System Resources

GOALS

Explore and understand the OS X file layout

Discover common system files, their location, and their purpose

Manage font resources

It is not unusual for an OS X system volume to contain well over 100,000 folders and 500,000 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 has thousands of items in the home folder. With this many files on hand, attempting to explore and fully comprehend the OS X file layout may seem like a monumental task. The contrary is true, however: The OS X system files are streamlined and organized in an easy-to-understand layout ...

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