access hard disk

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Drich290195, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Drich290195 macrumors 6502


    Apr 2, 2011
    How do i view my files on my harddisk on my mac book. Total noob and dont no how to i want to access like them like i would with my computer on windows thanks lads
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Go to Finder* via clicking on its Dock icon or using CMD+TAB to switch to it.
    There you either already have a window open or you open one via CMD+N, there you have a Sidebar on the left (containing shortcuts to your Favourites) and you click on them.
    To find a file, use Spotlight (CMD+SPACEBAR).
    To go to a specific folder, use the right side of a Finder window. CMD+SHIFT+H brings you to your Home Directory, the folder for your user account, containing almost all your files (if you don't store them somewhere else) and settings.

    And since you probably have a new Mac, it either has Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, thus it has a shortcut called "All My Files". This is a saved search, thus don't use it to delete or move files. Many have deleted important data doing that.

    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios

  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  4. Drich290195 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 2, 2011
    cheers for the help another question how do i remove efi updates that are installed but have left an icon on the launchpad when they shake no x appears

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