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 computer includes a User folder. You user folder is the primary location for you to store and manage your personal files.
- Previously, 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 computer…includes a user folder.…
Let's take a look at how to get to the user folder…before we learn what it is.…Now there are faster ways to get to some of the folders…inside your user folder than what I'm about to show you,…but I also want you to see…exactly where this folder is located…so bear with me.…Currently I don't have any windows open…or any applications running.…
Interested in Mac computers? Check out Garrick's companion course, Computer Literacy for Mac.
- What is a computer?
- Purchasing a laptop vs. desktop
- Understanding files and folders
- Opening and saving files
- Working with software
- Setting up printers and Bluetooth devices
- Connecting to networks to go online
- Setting up email
- Receiving and sending email
- Searching the web
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Computers
2. Getting Started
3. Software and Applications
4. Computer Peripherals
5. Networks and Getting Online
7. Web Browsing and Searching
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