Once you’re within its interface, Time Machine’s gear menu can be really helpful if you need to delete all backups of a certain item or restore to a specific location. But you can also copy files and paste them anywhere, so if you need to use an item as an attachment, say, without saving it back on your Mac, you can do so! We’ll tell you how.
Select an item in the Finder and press Command-I, and you’ll see all sorts of information about that file or folder—size, for example, modification date, and so on. But there’s a little-known feature that’s similar and very handy called “Get Summary Info” that lets you view the combined info and file size for multiple items at once. Here’s how it works.
If you’re using the feature of iCloud Drive that lets you sync your Desktop and Documents folders to all of your devices, then you may be getting frustrated with the warning dialog that you’ll get whenever you try to move a file from those two locations on your Mac. Here’s how to stop those prompts!
Adding in custom icons for your Mac’s folders is easy and fun! Plus, it can help you identify particularly important items at a glance, especially on your Desktop or in your Dock. In this article, we’ll go over the steps and discuss what to do if your fancy icons don’t show in your Dock.
There are a ton of window-management shortcuts to learn on the Mac, from how you can merge a bunch of open windows together to closing everything that’s open in a program at once. In this article, Melissa Holt covers her favorite tricks!
macOS Sierra introduces a long-requested option: the ability to keep folders on top when sorting by name in Finder. Whether you’re a Windows user who prefers this method of file sorting in File Explorer or simply like having quick access to folders at the top of a large directory list, here’s how to enable this new sorting option in Sierra.
Lots of Mac applications have toolbars that you can edit, so if you want to add a button for a function that you use all of the time, for example, you can. Making your life easier (and your work faster) is what this article’s all about, so come read about how to customize toolbars on the Mac!
macOS Sierra includes several new features focused on helping users manage their data and storage space. But here’s one of the more minor features that may turn out to be huge for users. Find out why you may never need to empty your Mac’s Trash again after upgrading to Sierra!
Are your PDFs opening in Acrobat instead of Preview? Are your spreadsheets launching with Numbers instead of Excel? We’ll help you fix that, whether you want to make a temporary change for certain files or a permanent one for all of them!
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.