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OS X Mavericks For Dummies by Bob LeVitus

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6

The Care and Feeding of Files and Folders

In This Chapter

arrow Checking out the OS X folder structure

arrow Saving your document before it’s too late

arrow Opening icons

arrow Getting (and staying) organized

arrow Copying, pasting, and moving files and folders

This could be the most important chapter in this book. If you don’t understand how to open and save files by using the Open dialog and Save sheets or how to use the file and folder system, you’ll have a heck of a time getting the hang of your Mac. Ask any longtime Mac user; the old lament is pretty common: “Well, I saved the file, but now I don’t know where it went.” It happens all the time with new users; if they don’t master these essential techniques, they often become confused about where files are located on their hard drives. Sure, the Sidebar has an item called All My Files that displays all of your files, and Spotlight can find files in milliseconds, ...

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