As you prepare to go back to school, it’s time to look at the way you keep your studies and assignments organized on your Mac. Many people store their files and folders somewhat willy-nilly, but by streamlining the way these documents are organized, you can save time and be more efficient when looking for files. You have lots of important work to do, so it’s best not to waste time searching for files. With a few simple tips, you can set up your Mac so all of your work is logically organized and easy to find.
<img class=”alignleft” src=”http://www.kirkville.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Isierra-finder-prefs.png” alt=”Sierra finder prefs” border=”0″ width=”300″ ” />I don’t plan to write extensively about macOS Sierra or iOS 10; plenty of other websites will offer thorough coverage of these new Apple operating systems. I will, however, highlight some of the small, overlooked features I come across as I use the betas.
Here’s one from the macOS Finder. There are two new preferences, that will be useful for some people. The first lets you tell the Finder to automatically delete item from the Trash after 30 days. I know a lot of people who never empty the Trash, until they eventually run out of space on their Macs. This will help them, since items in the Trash will be deleted automatically. Unfortunately, this setting of 30 days is a long time; I think a week would be better, or perhaps a menu with several choices, such as On Shutdown, One Day, One Week, One Month.
The second setting makes for better file viewing when you view files in the Finder in list mode, and sort by name. Folders will display at the top of the list, instead of mixed into the list in alphabetical order. So you’ll see files and folders like this:
This makes it a lot easier to quickly spot and find folders in a window with a variety of items.