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macOS: File Management

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Jamie Pollock
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What’s the best way to organize files on your computer? Use Apple Mac’s Finder for file management, save documents in folders, and use Spotlight to search.

macOS File Management Course Description

Is your Desktop completely covered with icons? Is your Documents folder one long list of mysterious file names? Do you have a detailed list of folder names and hierarchies, yet you still struggle to find a particular file?

You need to keep your computer clean...not only wiping it down on the outside, but keeping it organized on the inside!

This is one of our essential classes because it helps you simplify your life by teaching you how to effectively set up a Finder file management system so that you can efficiently store and access your computer files!

Our class ends your confusion and shows you how to create and properly set up a file system that’s both logical and practical. We'll show you how and where to save files...of all the right place...every time.

We’ll clean up your computer, give you tips for staying organized, and show you tricks to help you find your files quickly and easily.

This class gives you instant satisfaction, and long-term peace of mind.

Instructional Level

Beginner through Advanced

Course Length

2 hours 

Course Credits

2 CPE, Certificate of Completion


  • Owning a Mac computer

Who should take this macOS File Management class?

  • Macintosh users who want to stay organized, and be able to find important documents quickly.

What You’ll Learn 

  •   Finder views: Icon, List, Column, and Cover Flow
  •   All My Files
  •   Creating folders and subfolders
  •   Moving files between folders
  •   Renaming files
  •   Saving files to your Documents folder
  •   Save as… vs. Duplicate
  •   Revert to older copies of a file
  •   Making subfolders on the fly
  •   Spotlight
  •   5 easy ways to find files



Here is the course outline:

1. Download the Handout

Download the handout that goes with the course.

pageText Download the handout here

2. Watch the macOS: File Management Recordings

This is the recording of the class you attended. Watch and rewatch it until it all makes sense!

pageText Intro
pageText The Finder Overview
pageText Quick View Feature (Hoot Tip)
pageText The Finder: Sidebar and Top Menu
pageText Icon View
pageText List View
pageText Column View
pageText Cover Flow View
pageText The Grouping Option/Action
pageText Selecting, Share Options (and Tags)
pageText The Action Menu and Search
pageText Sidebar Favorites
pageText iCloud Drives (Shared, Google Drive, DropBox, etc) and Network Drives
pageText Additional Finder View Options (Turning on Path Bar)
pageText Using Tabs in The Finder
pageText Saving New Files (starting fresh) and Opening Files
pageText Using Stacks to Cleanup and Organize Your Desktop
pageText Undo a Move or Action
pageText Moving Files/Folders to Another Location (Selecting and Multi-Selection)
pageText Creating New Folders
pageText Practice Moving Files and Folders (hands on)
pageText Spotlight Search
pageText Trash, Deleting, Recycle Bin
pageText Finder Preferences

3. Take the Quiz

Take this quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the material. Pass the quiz with an 80% or higher to complete the Course, earn your Certificate, and win points!

quiz Participation Quiz


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Royalwise CPE Certificate
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