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How to Create New Folders in Files App on iPhone & iPad

Oct 22, 2017 - 20 Comments

The Files app for iPhone and iPad provides access to iCloud Drive and every file or folder contained within it, whether for individual apps or things you have uploaded yourself to iCloud Drive. If you want to better organize your files in the iOS Files app, you can easily create new folders in Files app.

How to Add Folders to Favorites List in Files for iOS

Oct 13, 2017 - 12 Comments
The Favorites list of Files in iOS

The Files app on iPhone and iPad is a bit like a light version of Finder on Mac, offering direct access to files and folders in iOS 11. If you find yourself accessing a particular folder often within Files app, you can make it quicker to access by adding it to your Favorites list. Once … Read More

How to Sort Files by Date on Mac

Apr 20, 2017 - 11 Comments
How to sort files by date on the Mac

Many Mac users sort their files by name and type, but one of the most useful ways to sort files is by date. The Mac Finder allows for various different date based sorting options for files, documents, applications, and folders, and they’re all typically best utilized in the Finder List view. Using date based sorting … Read More

2 Ways to Copy Files to iCloud Drive from Mac OS X Finder

Jun 19, 2015 - 33 Comments
How to copy files to iCloud Drive from the Mac with a drag and drop trick

iCloud Drive supports direct file transfers from the Mac, meaning you can take just about any file, folder, document, or item stored in Mac OS X, and copy it over to iCloud Drive, where it will be stored and accessible by your other Macs and iOS devices using the same Apple ID. Using iCloud Drive … Read More

Save an Audio or Video File Directly from the Media Viewer in Safari

Jun 11, 2014 - 11 Comments
Save an audio or video file from Safari in Mac OS X

Many Safari users have noticed that when trying to save a raw audio file or video file that is loaded directly from the web within Safaris media viewer tab or window, the “Save As” default option will bring about a ‘.webarchive’ file – not exactly the multimedia file that users are looking to save. This … Read More

How to Move a File on Mac by Using the Window Title Bar

Mar 17, 2014 - 16 Comments
Move a file from the Mac titlebar

Longtime Mac users are accustomed to moving files around in Mac OS X by dragging and dropping them between folders and directories, or perhaps using the more Windows-like file cut and paste ability. Both of those methods work just fine to relocate files and move things about, but another lesser known option to move a … Read More

Show the Last Time a File Was Opened & Accessed in Mac OS X

Oct 21, 2013 - 5 Comments
Show file access time on a Mac

You can show the precise last time a specific file was opened, an app was launched, or folder was accessed on a Mac, and the information is visible directly in the OS X Finder. There are actually two simple ways to see this file access information, and both are equally useful though as you’ll see … Read More

How to Change File Ownership in Mac OS X

Apr 23, 2013 - 10 Comments
User icon

Though it’s somewhat rare to encounter ownership and permissions errors in Mac OS X, it can happen, particularly when an account has been moved, or a files owner has been modified by a third party application. Oftentimes you can just run through the process to repair user permissions, but that’s not always guaranteed to sort … Read More

Change the Save Location from iCloud to Local Mac Storage in Mac OS X

Aug 20, 2012 - 8 Comments
Turn Off Documents & Data for iCloud

The latest versions of Mac OS X feature deeper iCloud integration than ever before on the Mac, a feature that is extremely convenient for syncing things likes desktop Notes, desktop Reminders lists, documents, emails, bookmarks, and whatever else with iOS devices, but it can also be frustrating when you’re just trying to save a file … Read More

Show File Name Extensions in Mac OS X

Jan 13, 2012 - 11 Comments
File extensions shown in Mac OS X

File extensions (like .jpg, .txt, .pdf, etc) make it easy to see what a specific file type format is, but as many Mac users notice, those file extensions are hidden by default in Mac OS X. While hiding the format suffix makes for a cleaner user experience and is fine for many users, it can … Read More

Compare Versions of a Word Document with Microsoft Word

Mar 15, 2010 - 1 Comment
DOCX files

Do you have two Word doc files that you need to see the differences between, and compare the two easily side-by-side to review changes? You can easily compare Word documents against each other with the Microsoft Word app in Mac OS X and Windows, Word of course is part of the Microsoft Office Suite, and … Read More

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