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    T_O_P12's Avatar
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    Sep 13, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    27" iMac Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1067 MHz RAM, iPhone 4S
    A couple questions
    Trying to learn my new mac. I have always used PC but got sick of how annoying it was, and I am loving my new 27'' iMac. But not really sure where all my stuff is at I guess would be my question. When I go to finder, there is Devices and Places, whats the difference? and they have some of the same stuff like under devices is Mac HD and I can get to the same stuff I can get to on my profile thru library and all that stuff, so why 2? They all go to the same place? Thanks for any help!

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    They're called shortcuts.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Dec 13, 2007
    United States of America
    2.1GHz MacBook with 4GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.6, iLife and iWork 09
    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    They're called shortcuts.
    This exactly; it's just about convenience.

    But to elaborate a bit, Devices is devoted to physical hardware devices, like hard disks, disk partitions, and optical discs. Places, on the other hand, is devoted to specific folders and files stored on those physical devices. It's similar to a shopping mall (or any other building) with multiple entrances: sure, you can get to any store within the mall from any outside entrance, but you might as well park closest to the main store you plan on entering to save a few steps.

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    Jan 27, 2009
    New York, NY
    17" MacBook Pro, 2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, not unibody
    Also, in the "Places" section, you can just drag and drop folders into the sidebar there, for quicker and easier access.

    17" MacBook Pro, OSX 10.6.2 Snow Leopard

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