Another Dumb Question About Saving To Computer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jonkob, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. jonkob macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2007
    Ok, here is another dumb question,
    I am a newbie to Macs, how do I save something to a folder or file cabinet? I mean, if I open an attachment how do I save it and where. also, I ran the CD that has the drivers for my printer, but where do I install these? I notice its not too easy to save thiungs on a mac........If I have photos on a CD how to I get thm onto the computer?
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    For photos (not too sure about the rest) put the CD in, find the photos in 'finder' and drag them to either your desktop or iPhoto...good luck!
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    You shouldn't need drivers for your printer, try just plugging it in, and it should work, otherwise there should be an installer on the CD.

    For attachments it should be the same as a PC, I'm assuming you are using hotmail, or GMail or Yahoo! Mail, then save the files in Documents, Pictures, etc. they are the same as "My documents", "My Pictures" etc. under windows...

    The equivalent to My Computer is the Smiley Blue face on the far left of your Dock.

    EDIT: Look at Switch 101 and Mac 101 on
  4. Lovesong macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2006
    Stuck beween a rock and a hard place
    Remember- there are no stupid questions... just a myriad of inquisitive idiots ;)

    Now, usually when you get attachments (I'm assuming from e-mails), they are saved on your desktop. If you want to move it to a folder (say Folder A in the Pictures), just drag the icon of the image to the Hard drive thing on your desktop (should be top right), and hold until the window opens (they are spring loaded). On the left side you should see a column where you have your HDs up top, and folders under them. Drag the file to Pictures (in this case), wait for it to open, and then drop in in Folder A.

    Same thing with a CD. It will appear on your desktop, and just double click it, and after it opens drag the files to where you want to put them.

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