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1. Don’t put files on the desktop
Your desktop is supposed to be clean and display that gorgeous high-resolution wallpaper you’ve got going on.
2. Use files and folders effectively
Folders hold files within them. Like storing individuals papers in a file cabinet. Make sure to name your files and folders strategically.
3. Save Documents in “Documents”
Make sure when you store a picture, to save it in the “pictures” folder. The major file types are either Pictures or Documents.
4. Clear your downloads folder
Clean out files in “Downloads” that you no longer need. Any attachment you click on from an email or the internet goes into your downloads.
5. Use the “Spotlight Search” function
Holding down “Command” on the keyboard while pressing spacebar will bring up the Spotlight Search. Simply click on the magnifying glass symbol in the upper right.
Files vs Folders
The “Finder” is where you will find your files & folders. All programs and data are contained in a file. A folder holds one or more files, and it can be empty with just a name. Folders provide a method for organizing files.
Naming Files & Folders