Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding your Home folder, part of Computer Literacy for Mac.
- In a previous movie we looked at the…important concept of folders and files…and how this organizational system is used by…you and your operating system to manage…all the contents of your hard drive.…Now, it's important to note that many…of the folders and files on your computer…are not for your use.…They're there for the operating system to run properly.…In some cases, these files and folders are protected…by the operating system so you'll be unable…to move, rename, or delete them.…But there are files and folders…you can move around if you know what you're doing…but can also potentially damage your system if you don't.…That's why your personal account…on your Mac includes a Home folder.…
Let's take a look at how we get to the Home folder…before we learn what it is.…Currently, I don't have any windows opened…or any applications running.…I'm looking at the Mac finder.…You can see the word finder here…in the upper left-hand corner of the menu bar.…The current application's name is always displayed here…and the finder is basically the application…
Note: This course was recorded on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. To upgrade to Yosemite before you begin, watch "Installing and running Mac OS X 10.10 for the first time."
- Working with a laptop versus a desktop computer
- Understanding the five traits almost all applications share in Mac OS X
- Printing on a Mac computer
- Setting up a scanner
- Connecting to the Internet
- Sending and receiving email
- Searching the Internet
- Importing and editing images from a digital camera
- Sharing files
Skill Level Beginner
iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Trainingwith Garrick Chow8h 21m Appropriate for all
Mac OS X Yosemite Essential Trainingwith Nick Brazzi8h 4m Appropriate for all
1. Introduction to Computers
2. Introduction to Operating Systems
3. Introduction to Software and Applications
4. Introduction to Computer Peripherals
5. Introduction to Networks and Getting Online
6. Introduction to Email
7. Introduction to Internet Searching
8. Introduction to Word Processing and Spreadsheets
9. Introduction to Photo and Image Management
10. Introduction to Sharing Files
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