Accessing & Opening Files in macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina    |    Intermediate
  • 11 videos | 45m 29s
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Efficient file management is important to keep your documents organized. Explore methods for managing your files and documents on macOS Catalina. In this course, discover the different options to copy and move items between the desktop and other folders. You will also learn how to organize your files into stacks and groups, as well as creating smart folders.


  • discover the key concepts in the macOS Catalina: Accessing & Opening Files
    view and edit files with Quick Look
    find and open recent items
    remove and recover files
    rename one or multiple files and folders
    move and relocate items
  • copy and duplicate items
    organize files with Stacks
    organize files
    sort files and folders
    organize automatically files


  • 38s
    This video outlines the key content covered in the Accessing & Opening Files course, including creating stacks, managing your files and folders and viewing files with Quick Look. FREE ACCESS
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    Quick Look is useful for viewing files in a preview mode without opening the file. See how to access and use Quick Look with different file types on macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Opening recent items in macOS Catalina
    3m 50s
    In macOS Catalina you can access and open items, such as applications and documents, that you've recently used. You can also modify the number of items displayed by accessing the preferences' menu. See how to view, open and clear the history of recent used items on your Mac. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Deleting documents in macOS Catalina
    5m 12s
    Over time, you'll accumulate multiple documents on macOS Catalina. If you would like to remove documents, you have many ways of performing this action. See how to delete single or multiple documents as well as how to restore items and empty your trash to create space on your Mac. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Renaming an item in macOS Catalina
    5m 9s
    It's useful to know how to rename your documents and folders to keep your workspace organized. See the different ways you can rename items within macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Moving an item in macOS Catalina
    3m 28s
    To keep your files organized you will need to know how to move items into different locations. See how to move multiple files as well as relocate files in macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Copying a document in macOS Catalina
    3m 54s
    If you want to make changes to a file without modifying the original, you can make a copy. See how to copy files and folders on macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Using Stacks in macOS Catalina
    5m 42s
    Stacks in macOS Catalina can help you quickly access your files from your Desktop or Dock. See how to activate and customize Stacks on your desktop, as well as create Stacks with folders and customize their display. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Organizing your documents in macOS Catalina
    2m 50s
    To keep your files organized and easy to find you can create and manage folders. Learn how to create new folders and manage multiple folders on macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Sorting your documents in macOS Catalina
    4m 55s
    No matter how your files are displayed in your Finder on macOS Catalina you can easily modify the sort order. See how to change your display mode and arrange your files to display in an order that's easy to understand. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Automatically organizing documents in macOS Catalina
    5m 20s
    Smart Folders in macOS Catalina enables you to automatically organize your files. See how to create a Smart Folder, define the criteria and save documents automatically. FREE ACCESS


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