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How to Restore iOS Backups in MacOS with Finder (Big Sur & Catalina)

Sep 28, 2020 - Leave a Comment

As you likely know by now, iOS and iPadOS device backups are handled differently in macOS Big Sur and MacOS Catalina compared to Mojave and earlier that ran iTunes. Instead of iTunes for device management, device syncing, backups, and restores are all handled in the Finder now instead. We’ve already explained how to go about … Read More

How to Find & Delete Duplicate Files on Mac with Smart Folders

Sep 17, 2020 - 4 Comments
How to Find Duplicate Files on Mac

Depending on your line of work you may end up in a scenario where you have a variety of duplicate files on a Mac. Sometimes this goes unnoticed, but occasionally the Mac will run low on storage space and you might want to free up space by finding and removing those duplicate files from the … Read More

Use File & Folder Paths in Spotlight for Mac

Sep 1, 2020 - 1 Comment
Enter file system path in Spotlight on Mac for quick access to file system

Did you know you can enter file system and folder paths into Spotlight on Mac? This handy trick offers a way to quickly access buried files and folders on a Mac, regardless of where they are on in the file system.

How to Rotate a Movie in Mac Finder with Quick Actions

Jul 30, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to quickly rotate videos in Mac Finder with Quick Actions

Modern MacOS versions include a handy Quick Action feature that allows users to quickly rotate movie files to the left, and without launching any application. Instead, the video file rotation happens entirely in the Mac Finder. Rotating a video or movie that has been filmed in vertical orientation (or horizontal orientation) can often be necessary … Read More

How to Downgrade iPadOS 14 Beta & Revert to iPadOS 13.x

Jul 20, 2020 - Leave a Comment

Want to downgrade iPadOS 14 beta and revert back to a stable release? By their very nature, system software betas aren’t generally known for their stability, and if you’re finding that iPadOS 14 isn’t up to snuff, you’re probably looking for a way to get out of dodge. Don’t worry, downgrading is a fairly simple … Read More

How to Create a New Partition in macOS

Jun 29, 2020 - 1 Comment
Disk Utility

Want to create a new partition on a Mac hard disk? Then read on!

What Are Relocated Items in macOS Catalina & Can I Delete Them?

Jun 15, 2020 - 4 Comments
Relocated Items folder

If you have updated to MacOS 10.15 Catalina or later from an older version of Mac OS, you might find a new folder on your Desktop called “Relocated Items”. The Relocated Items folder can be confusing and look scary, especially if you aren’t expecting to see it. But you needn’t worry – the folder is … Read More

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

Apr 23, 2020 - 5 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 with Finder in MacOS Big Sur & Catalina

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 - 10 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 with Finder (Big Sur & Catalina)

Jan 13, 2020 - 12 Comments
macOS Finder Window

Wondering how to backup your iPhone or iPad in macOS Big Sur or 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 Big Sur or Catalina. With the loss … 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 - 10 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

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