Tired of waiting minutes to see the size of a large and complex folder? Didn’t APFS fix that with Fast Directory Sizing? Maybe.
One of the Finder’s grand illusions, these are standard documents actually composed of a hierarchy of files and folders. Here are some details of common packages.
Summary of the hidden folders and files you’re most likely to encounter at the top level of a volume, and at the top level of your Home folder.
There’s more to the Finder’s illusions than plain folders. Here’s an explanation of packages and bundles, and how to use and abuse them.
Sierra brings undocumented weirdness to the Finder, with a folder that is, but it isn’t, and improved Finder aliases, which don’t work as well. Yet.
Do you know the differences between an alias, hard link, and symbolic link? Each has its uses, and understanding them is important.
How to inspect and change them, in the Finder and the command line.
How can I clean up my Documents folder?
Do folders have timestamps to keep track of the last modification and original time of creation? Are these updated when metadata are modified, and how does journalling fit in with this?
Freshly installed OS X has clear ideas about what should go where. Does it really matter, or can […]