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Hi, I'm back with another question.
I did buy a book to help me understand my new iMac, but, I am still confused about 'Finder'. I really do not understand it. Do I put 'stuff' in Finder, or does it go there automatically?
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Finder is identical to Explorer (slightly better). Stuff you download go in the download folder and installs go to Application folder. Are you looking for something specific?

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No, wasn't looking for a thing, just curious how I would use 'Finder'. Ohhh, so much to learn.
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No, wasn't looking for a thing, just curious how I would use 'Finder'. Ohhh, so much to learn.
I hate to sound rude, but if you are this confused with Finder, then you really need to go get a beginner's guide on how to use OS X. Learning the basics will go a long way to increasing your satisfaction with your computer experience.


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I am not offended, I agree with you. I just need to settle down with my book and start fresh. I appreciate the help I receive here.
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Have you looked at Switch 101 and Mac 101 on apple.com? Very helpful to persons new to Macs.

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Thank you ... I'll look there before I ask those dumb questions. *sigh. Also, I have a neighbor who is a Mac person. I should have looked at a number of places before I post hunting for answers to my beginner questions.

Thank you for your replies, I really do appreciate your help.
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Finder is an application which allows you to use your computer to view windows, and other applications. It translates binary information into graphics and text that you can understand. I think.
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It is sorta like your My Computer folder and your C:/ Drive all in one and on steriods because anything on your computer can be gotten too or "found" using finder. At least thats how I see it and I just switched also
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Thank you ... I'll look there before I ask those dumb questions. *sigh. Also, I have a neighbor who is a Mac person. I should have looked at a number of places before I post hunting for answers to my beginner questions.

Thank you for your replies, I really do appreciate your help.
There are no dumb questions, only dumb answers. Don't be afraid to ask questions… just be aware that a little self-education will go a long ways to helping you understand the answers.


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Thank you, I think I'm beginning to understand ...
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