Managing Files & Storage in macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina    |    Intermediate
  • 9 videos | 36m 34s
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macOS Catalina is optimized to enable efficient file management. In this course, discover the different methods for managing how your files are stored in a local drive or an online location such as iCloud Drive. Learn how to protect your files by creating backups with Time Machine or copying your files in an external device. Lastly, see how to optimize your storage options by using your Mac's custom recommendations.


  • Discover the key concepts in the managing files & storage course
    Create and manage aliases for files and folders
    Compress and unzip files and folders
    Protect files and folders
    Connect and manage files in an external device
  • Enable and create backups with time machine
    Navigate and restore files with time machine
    Enable icloud drive to manage online files
    View and manage your local storage


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    This video outlines the key content covered in the Managing Files & Storage course, including locking your files, using an external device with your Mac and using Time Machine. FREE ACCESS
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    If you would like to quickly access a document or file from your desktop, you can create an alias. Learn how to create aliases for documents and folders on macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Compressing & unzipping files in macOS Catalina
    3m 31s
    If you have a large number of files or media you want to send or archive, you can compress the file. With macOS Catalina you can quickly compress files and unzip your archived files. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Protecting a document in macOS Catalina
    5m 22s
    To avoid deleting files or making accidental modifications, you can protect your files or folders by locking them. Discover how to lock and unlock files or folders to protect your information in macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Using an external storage device in macOS Catalina
    4m 22s
    Moving and storing files on an external storage device such as a USB flash drive or external hard drive will enable you to quickly store and share files. With macOS Catalina you can easily move files to your device and from your device to your Mac. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Backing up your Mac in macOS Catalina
    4m 41s
    Time Machine enables you to back up your Mac onto a server or external hard drive. You can customize your backup settings to exclude files as well as encrypt your information. See how to activate and use Time Machine with macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Recovering saved files in macOS Catalina
    2m 47s
    Time Machine allows you to recover and restore files that have been removed or modified. With macOS Catalina you can use Time Machine to view and restore files from a specific time period whether it was a few hours or several weeks ago. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Synchronizing your data with iCloud in macOS Catalina
    5m 51s
    If you use multiple Apple devices you can save your files via iCloud. See how to connect to iCloud and save your files as well as backup your Mac via the iCloud menu on macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Optimizing hard drive space in macOS Catalina
    4m 56s
    With macOS Catalina you have the ability to view and manage your hard drive space. See how to optimize and create more space by storing files on iCloud, reducing clutter and emptying your trash automatically. FREE ACCESS


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