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 65816

    May 12, 2010
    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


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    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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