There are several types of drives one can install or connect to a Mac computer. In this online video, you will learn how to access drives, such as hard disks, USB drives, network drives, and others, to view their contents. You will also learn how customize drive behavior, choosing which drives show on the desktop automatically, as well as how to properly eject a drive before removing it physically from your Mac.
- [Voiceover] Just like on a Windows computer…your Mac computer will have some form of storage.…A Mac computer may have one or more…hard drives installed internally,…or maybe externally you've plugged in some USB drives.…Well, on a Windows computer we'd use Windows Explorer…to go looking for those drives…and exploring their contents.…Here on a Mac computer we use Finder.…So if you already have Finder…showing up here across the top, perfect,…if not, switch to Finder before you go up to file,…click there are choose new Finder window,…Command + N is the keyboard shortcut.…
Next we're gonna go down the left hand side…looking under devices.…And you can see I do have a remote disc,…I also have my Macintosh hard drive available to me here,…looks like I plugged in a USB drive as well.…Let's start with our Macintosh hard drive.…When you give it a click…you'll be able to go browsing through…the various subfolders and folders.…Notice there are different views.…If you like the icon view…you can choose it from the toolbar.…I like the list view,…
- 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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