Managing folders and files on a Windows PC is typically done using Windows Explorer. On a Mac computer, Finder is the app that is used to manage folders and files. In this movie, you will use Finder to access folders and files, create new folders, move or copy files, and even create a shortcut to file, called an alia on a Mac.
- [Voiceover] It's time to do a little work with folders…and files here on the Mac using Finder.…And we'll do a comparison with…how we might do those things on…a Windows computer using Windows Explorer.…A lot of similarities.…We'll start by opening up a Finder window…by double-clicking the Exercise Files, there we go.…Now we'll just move this over a little bit,…maybe size it down, we can squeeze it down…so it's on the left side of our screen.…We'll double-click the Chapter 3 folder…to navigate to that Folder.…We have a number of different types of files there.…
And now maybe we want to put a copy…of these files in another folder, or move some…from here to another folder.…That could mean opening up another window.…And we do that by going to File, New Finder Window.…Just like that.…Next we'll select Desktop, and from here…we can see the Desktop, including our…Exercise Files Folder, but all we're going to do…is create a new folder on the desktop.…And we do that from the File menu as well.…So File, New Folder.…
You can see it's untitled, and it appears on the Desktop.…
- Using the keyboard and gestures
- Exploring the desktop, Apple menu, Finder, and dock
- Finding files and folders
- Locating files with Spotlight
- Launching and quitting applications
- Task switching with Mission Control
- Transferring files from Windows to Mac
- Transferring mail and address books
- Connecting printers, cameras, and Bluetooth devices
- Getting online
- Adjusting settings in System Preferences
- Getting the best free apps from the App Store
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Navigate the Mac
2. The Mac Interface
3. Work with Files and Folders
4. Search on the Mac
5. Work with Applications on the Mac
6. Moving Day
7. Hardware on the Mac
8. Get Online with Your Mac
9. Set System Preferences
10. Top 5 Free Mac Apps
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