Organise Laptop data

Your Finder window shows a users “Home” folder using an icon of a little house.

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Within the user’s Home are a collection of folders.
Our Back-up and upgrade process will use 5 folders.
(This does not include Google’s ‘Drive’ folder – if you have one)

  1. Desktop (unfiled stuff)
  2. Documents (Word, Excel, Pages, Keynotes, Power Points, PDF…)
  3. Movies (iMovie, Final Cut Pro…)
  4. Music (iTunes, Garageband, Logic Pro Audio…)
  5. Pictures (iPhoto, Photobooth…)

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We will not be copying the Applications, Downloads, Library or Public folders.
We will be using newer versions of these that will be set up automatically.

Place all wanted files and folders into the “Documents” folder.
Using a Finder window, search through all of your documents and ensure they are all stored into folders within your  “Documents” folder.
Move them as required.

Delete all unwanted files / folders.

A suggestion is that you work within two main folders within your “Documents” folder
One named “HKIS” and one named “Personal” (see image below)

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To move files and Folders. Set up two Finder Windows : One window to be used as a source window and a second window to be used as a destination window. (see image below). Then you can simply Drag and Drop and required.

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Here’s a link to a Video that shows how to do this.

Another note : 

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to “spring clean” your data – trashing the things that you don’t really need. 
We want to aim at not transferring things we no longer need.


Any Questions, please ask me.
No question is too small to ask :)

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