Where are my files on the HD???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Rich2Putt, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Rich2Putt macrumors member

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    New iMac user.....Just received new 21.5 and loving it.

    When I go to Finder>Go>All My Files in the left column is "Favorites" with a list indicating All My Files, Applications etc....Where or how can I find my system files?

    As a former pc user, all that was needed was going to the c drive.

    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba, Dec 28, 2012
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    "All My Files" is a search result for your home directory*, better not use it to delete something.

    Macintosh HD is the equivalent of C:/, Macintosh HD / System and Macintosh HD / Library are the OS (including some other folders, normally hidden).
    Your files are stored in Macintosh HD / Users / YOU* /, simply accessible via Finder and CMD+SHIFT+H or the small house icon in Finder's Sidebar.

    Applications are stored in and get installed to Macintosh HD / Applications /.

    More about folders: http://osxdaily.com/2007/03/30/mac-os-x-directory-structure-explained/


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