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How to Always Show Library Folder in MacOS Catalina User Home Directory

Apr 23, 2020 - 2 Comments
The MacOS Library Folder is now visible

More advanced Mac users may wish to have the user ~/Library folder always visible in their Home directory for various reasons. With MacOS Catalina, you can have the user Library folder always shown and visible by toggling a settings option in the Finder. This article will show you how to do that, with the end … Read More

How to Delete iPhone & iPad Backups from MacOS Catalina with Finder

Mar 18, 2020 - 1 Comment
Click manage backups

Need to clear up some disk space or get rid of some old iPhone or iPad backups on a Mac? With the latest versions of MacOS, managing iOS and iPadOS device backups is done entirely in Finder, including deleting and removing device backups.

How to Sync Music to iPhone with MacOS Catalina via Finder

Jan 30, 2020 - 9 Comments
Finder music syncing

Apple completely changed the way that we sync data to our iPhones and iPads with the arrival of macOS 10.15 Catalina and later versions of MacOS. The removal of iTunes is something that has been a long time coming, but now that it’s here a ton of people are left wondering – just how do I … Read More

How to Backup iPhone or iPad to Mac in MacOS Catalina with Finder

Jan 13, 2020 - 10 Comments
macOS Finder Window

Wondering how to backup your iPhone or iPad in macOS Catalina? Since iTunes is gone, even the most experienced of iPhone and iPad users can be thrown for a loop when they come to back up their devices after updating a Mac to macOS Catalina. With the loss of iTunes, everything has changed, and now … Read More

How to Rename Tags on Mac

Sep 9, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to edit and rename tags on Mac

If you use the Tags feature to tag files and folders on the Mac you may find it helpful to know that you can edit and rename tags to be more descriptive or to better suit your purposes for those tags. For example, perhaps you want to rename some tags to be used as indicator … Read More

How to Rotate Images in MacOS from Finder the Fast Way

Sep 2, 2019 - 7 Comments
How to rotate images in Finder of Mac OS quickly

The latest versions of MacOS include an handy feature that allows you to quickly rotate images directly from the Finder, without having to open any other application like Preview or Photos. This image rotate capability comes as a Finder Quick Action and it can be accessed anytime from the Column view, Icon View, or List … Read More

How to Show iCloud Status Indicator in Mac Finder

May 17, 2019 - 6 Comments
iCloud Status indicators in Mac Finder

If you’re a Mac user who relies on iCloud Drive for data syncing and cloud storage, you might appreciate knowing that you can enable an optional iCloud Status indicator in the Mac Finder. The iCloud Status indicators in Finder can tell you if a file or folder is only in iCloud, on the local Mac, … Read More

How to Tag Files or Folders in MacOS

Nov 27, 2018 - 9 Comments
How to tag files in Mac OS

Tags allow you to organize, prioritize, arrange, and label any files or folders on the Mac. After a file is tagged in the Mac Finder, that file will be marked by the color-coded tag and its associated label, and you can then reference and access those tagged files by whatever assigned tag. You can even … Read More

Get Retro with a Classic Mac Finder Clone for Modern MacOS

Jul 8, 2018 - 5 Comments
Classic Mac Finder icon

Do you miss the retro old days of an ultra-simple Finder experience on the Macintosh? You know, way back in System 6 and System 7, when there was no visual complexity to the user interface of Finder, no myriad of features, it was just a simple file system browser. Yearn no more, because you can … Read More

How to Find Duplicate Files on Mac with DupeGuru

Mar 21, 2018 - 9 Comments
How to Find Duplicate Files on Mac

Are you concerned about duplicate files on a Mac? While most Mac users shouldn’t be bothered by duplicate files as it’s likely that very few if any exist, there are situations where they can be found, thereby adding unnecessary clutter to a Mac file system. For example, the user ~/Downloads folder is a common place … Read More

How to Make a Copy of Files or Folders on Mac with Duplicate

Mar 11, 2018 - 15 Comments
How to make copy of files or folders on a Mac

If you ever need to make a copy of a file or folder on the Mac, you’ll be happy to know that there is a super-easy way to accomplish that task thanks to the Duplicate File feature in the Mac Finder. The name is self descriptive, as Duplicate will create an exact copy of any … Read More

How to Get the Size of a File or Folder in Mac OS

Mar 4, 2018 - 11 Comments
Get Info shows file size or folder size of an item in Mac OS

Need to know the size of a particular file? Or have you ever wondered how large a particular folder is on a Mac? With a simple trick you an quickly get the size of any file, folder, or item as found within the Finder file system of Mac OS.

How to Keep Folders on Top When Sorting by Name in Mac OS Finder

Feb 26, 2018 - 14 Comments
Folders shown on top in a Name listing view of Finder

By default, if you sort a directory by name in the Mac OS Finder, you will find that both files and folders are arranged alongside one another based upon an alphabetical sorting of their names. This is great for many users, but if you have a large folder with many subfolders and files, it can … Read More

How to Add AirDrop to Dock on Mac for Rapid Access

Jan 15, 2018 - 19 Comments
Add AirDrop to Dock in Mac OS for quick access

If you frequently use AirDrop on the Mac to send and receive files between Macs or to and from iOS devices, you may appreciate having ultra-fast access to AirDrop by having it readily available from the Dock of Mac OS. By using a little file system trick, you can gain direct access to AirDrop through … Read More

Show the Original Item from an Alias in Mac OS

Jun 1, 2017 - 6 Comments
Finding original items by alias on Mac

Using Mac aliases as a shortcut for launching apps, files, and folders is a great trick for Mac users, particularly when you’re using a series of aliases for otherwise deeply buried items in the Finder file system. But what if you made an alias of something and you now want to access the original item … Read More

How to Make a Shortcut (Alias) on a Mac

May 22, 2017 - 19 Comments
Finder icon on the Mac

Making an alias for a Mac application, folder, or file, offers an easy way to access that item without having to track down its original location. Instead, you can place an alias anywhere and it will launch the original item immediately, while the original item remains in its original location. An alias on the Mac … Read More

How to Sort Files by Date on Mac

Apr 20, 2017 - 10 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

Accessing the Downloads Folder on Mac & Finding Downloaded Files

Jul 24, 2016 - 23 Comments
Mac downloads folder

Ever wondered where all the downloaded files go on your Mac? By default, most apps will transfer downloaded files into the user Downloads folder. This applies to all downloads to a Mac made from the web with Safari, Chrome, through AirDrop, or from the many file transfer apps out there. There are many different ways … Read More

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