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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Lion Support Essentials by Kevin M. White

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Chapter 4. Data Management

Time

This chapter takes approximately 3 hours to complete.

Goals

Explore and understand the Lion file layout

Discover common system files, their location, and their purpose

Leverage file metadata by using Spotlight for advanced searching

Learn file management techniques unique to Lion

Archive files and folders using technologies built in to Lion

Use Time Machine to back up and restore important data

It is not unusual for an OS X Lion system volume to contain well over 100,000 folders and 500,000 files just to support the operating system and its applications. As you can imagine, the number of items in a user’s home folder varies widely, depending on the user, but even the most frugal of users will have thousands of ...

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