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4. Managing Files and Folders

Understanding the Standard Mac OS X Folders

I’m going to assume you want to minimize the amount of time you spend working with files and folders in Mac OS X (because you have more important or interesting or fun things to do with your Mac). To that end, it helps to familiarize yourself with the standard Mac OS X folders, so you can navigate your Mac quickly and efficiently.

Fortunately, there are only a few folders that you need to know about, and the next few sections break those folders down into two main categories: system folders and user folders.

Mac OS X System Folders

Your Mac comes with two main folders that provide access to the Mac OS X system-level files and folders: the Computer folder and the Mac ...

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