Working with Files

Use the OS X file manager to work with various files on your computer.

Selecting multiple files

Now that you know the basics, here are a few tips to help you move your files even faster.

Select more than one file

There are a few different ways to select more than one file at a time:

Note that this method will not work if you're viewing your files in Icon view. You can review our lesson on Working with Finder to learn more about different view options in Finder.

Select all

If you want to select all files in a folder at the same time, open the folder in Finder and press Command+A on your keyboard. All of the files in the folder will be selected.

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If working with files and folders feels a little tricky right now, don't worry! Like anything else, working with files and folders is largely a matter of practice—you'll start to feel more comfortable as you continue using your computer. In the next lesson, we'll talk about another important concept: how to find files on your computer that you can't easily locate.