Accessing Folders and Navigating Folders

In this lesson for macOS Mojave on the Mac, I look at how you can access various folders including your Documents folder or Download folder, as well as how to navigate folders on the Mac.

Accessing Folders from the Menu Bar
You can easily access a number of folders the Mac uses including the Applications folder, Documents folder, Downloads folder, and more. To see and select which one of the folders you want to ope, go the ‘Go’ menu in the Menu Bar. You do have to be in the FInder to see this menu. Once you click on ‘Go,’ you’ll see all the folders you have access too from this menu. Just select the folder you want to open top open it in the Finder.

Accessing Folders from the Sidebar in a WIndow
When you have a Finder window open, on the left of the window is a sidebar. In this sidebar will be a number of folders. Just select the folder you want to open, and your window will open to that folder.

Opening Folders
When you are looking at your folders in a Finder window, you just double click on it to open it. When looking at your folders in list view, you can also click on the triangle to the left of the folder name to open the folder. In column view, when you select a folder, the contents of that folder will be shown in the next column.

See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

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