Dropbox, the ubiquitous and handy tool for sharing your files and storing them online, has a way you can move its folder location to another place on your Mac or even to an external drive—as long as you’re aware of the potential consequences. We’re going to tell you all about it in this article!
If you need to uninstall Adobe’s Creative Cloud on your Mac (as opposed to a single app within it), how do you do so? It’s not hard—there’s a built-in program for it! We’ll tell you how to access that, and heck, we’ll even tell you how to uninstall a single Adobe program if that’s what you’re looking for.
If you have to work with many different clients, say, or on many different projects, you may need to know how to duplicate files on your Mac so that you don’t have to create versions from scratch as you work. In this article, we’ll discuss a few different methods for duplicating files, and you can pick whichever one you like best!
When you extract an archive file in OS X, the original file remains in the same folder, leaving you with lots of .zip, .tar, and .gz files cluttering up your Finder window. Here’s how to OS X to delete those original archive files once you’ve extracted them, leaving you with only what you wanted in the first place: the contents of the archive itself.
Windows will either move or copy any files that you drag and drop depending on whether the destination location resides on the same drive as the original files. Here’s how you can override this behavior with a keyboard shortcut to manually specify whether to move or copy your drag and drop files.
Most apps in OS X utilize both condensed and expanded versions of the Save window. The condensed save box is great for quickly saving a document to a default or frequently used location, but if you want to see exactly where you’re saving something, or navigate subfolders, you’ll want to stick with the expanded save dialog. Here’s how to enable it by default with a quick Terminal command.
A consistent file name structure, including information such as the date, project, and description, can often be the best way to properly organize and locate digital data. But if you haven’t been applying such a file naming strategy from the get-go, you’ll likely find yourself faced with the daunting task of renaming large numbers of existing files. Thankfully, Apple has recently introduced a new feature in OS X that makes this process much easier.