You can use color labels to quickly identify the most important folders on your computer. To assign a color label to a folder, you can control-click on it (or right-click if you have a two-button mouse) to bring up a context menu. You can then assign a color label to that folder by selecting a […]

The Finder is the file management application on the Mac. The Finder can be used to navigate your hard drive and display the contents of the folders and subfolders you use to organize your files on your hard drive. The Finder is always running in the background (its icon on the dock will always have […]

To change the program that opens a type of file, control-click (or right-click if you have a two-button mouse) on the file and select Get Info from the context menu. In the Open With section of the Get Info window, select the application you want to use from the pulldown menu (click on Other… if […]

You should periodically delete any files or folders you don’t need to conserve space on your hard drive. Deleting a file or folder in OS X is easy. You can just drag the file or folder you want to delete to the Trash icon in the Dock. Another way to delete a file or folder […]

An alias is a pointer to a file or folder on your hard drive. The alias is a small file that takes very little space because it only has information about the location of the original file. It is not an exact copy of the original file. When you delete the alias, the original file […]

There are many ways to copy a file in OS X. The simplest way is by control-clicking on a file (or right-clicking if you have a two-button mouse) to open up a context menu, then selecting Copy. You can then left click somewhere else in the window so that the file is no longer selected, […]

To access the properties of a file or folder, control-click on it (or right-click if you have a two-button mouse) and select Get Info. The General section of the Get Info dialog box will provide you with information such as the file’s size, the location on the hard drive where it is saved, and the […]

There are two ways to save your work: File, Save and File, Save As. The first time you save a new document these two menu options will work the same way and open up a Save As dialog box where you can enter a file name for your new file in the Save As field. […]

When you get a new message with an attachment you will see a paper clip icon somewhere near the subject line in the header section of the message. There will also be some information next to the paper clip icon, such as the number of attachments included in that message, and the size of the […]

An attachment is simply an additional file sent with an email message. An attachment can be an image file, a Word document, or one of many other supported file types. When your recipients open your message, they can double-click on the attached file to open it with the program assigned to that file type on […]

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