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© Wallace Wang 2016

Wallace Wang, Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1913-3_6

6. Manipulating Files

Wallace Wang

(1)San Diego, California, USA

Files typically contain text and/or graphics. Once you save data in a file, you can always copy, modify, move, or delete the file. Since files contain personal or work data that’s likely important to you, you need to know how to manipulate files stored on your Mac.

You can manipulate a file by modifying the contents or by changing the characteristics. To modify the contents of a file, you need to open the file in a program. If you have a word processor file, you need to use a word processor to edit the text stored in the file. If you have a graphics file, you need to use a graphics editor ...

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