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My New Mac, Lion Edition by Wallace Wang

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Viewing a Folder Hierarchy

If you know where to find a specific file, you can dig through the hierarchy of folders to find what you want. Since folders can be buried inside other folders, opening several folders can get you lost in the hierarchy. To keep yourself oriented as you navigate through multiple folders, you need to know how to open a folder, determine where you are, and return to your starting point.

Changing the View of Folders

The Finder window can display the contents of a folder in four different ways, as shown in Figure 9-5:

  • Icons Displays files and folders as large icons

  • List Displays files and folders as tiny icons, with names and the dates and times that they were last modified

  • Columns Displays files and folders in columns so you ...

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