how to view contents of different folders or hards drives side by side

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sossity, May 22, 2011.

  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    May 12, 2010
    #1
    when I am in finder, there are times I would like to be able to view 2 different external hard drives or folders at the same time side by side on my screen, for instance when I want to copy an item from my documents in finder to an external hard drive or check that I have the documents on my external hard drive, is there a way to view the contents of both at the same time with out having to click back & forth in finder from the documents folder to my external hard drive?

    I know windows allows one to open multiple windows in explore to say view my music & an external hard drive at the same time, so mac OS must have this, it seems basic, at least I have not figured it out yet.
     
  2. VPrime macrumors 68000

    VPrime

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    Dec 19, 2008
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    London Ontario
    #2
    You can open multiple finder windows.
    Right click the finder icon and select new finder window.
    Or press cmd+click on finder
    Or with finder open press cmd+n
     

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