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    Open Finder. On the left sidebar is an icon that looks like a house. That's your Home folder. It belongs to your account. That's where you want to put everything. Inside that folder is a subfolder named "Documents" along with others. I think one defaults is "Pictures" which is where you can store pictures. Actually, you can put them anywhere, but Apple (I think) adds that as a default location when the account is created as a convenience.

    Yes, if you attach the drive to the Mac it should be able to be read by the Mac and you can copy them to your folders. Just highlight them on the external drive in Finder, then File/Copy and go to where you want and File/Paste. You can copy a range of them by highlighting one at the top, then scrolling to the bottom and holding shift, click on the last one. Everything in between the two will be highlighted and then copied/pasted when you use the steps I gave.

    You really should do some study at the Apple website on macOS. There are very good tutorials there.
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    And, for the record, I agree with Jake.

    If you are going down the Canon route, stick to it. I, and Sue I think, was suggesting Photos as an alternative to - not as well as, Canon.

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    Hello Jake, hello Ian,

    thank you for your latest replies. I do wish to stick to my Canon software. I'm not saying photos is no good, I just want to stick with what I know.

    Ok I think it's time, I did some research on Apple tutorials. One day, I might understand what I'm trying to do!


    Frank.

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    Here is a good place to start:

    https://support.apple.com/explore/new-to-mac
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    Thanks Jake,

    I just had a quick look! There's a lot of stuff on there.


    Frank.

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    I'm an old gal who switched to Mac and had to learn a lot too. Don't be stuck in "this is how I used to do it". Mac has it's own way. And it's always a nice integrated easy way once you get used to it.

    You are having 3 unrelated issues I see here. Just learn one at a time and practice and get used to it. Make paper notes to remind yourself if you have to until it's second nature.

    Safari can easily put your bookmarks into "folders". When in Safari, just go to "Bookmarks" at the top of the screen and choose Add a folder. Type the name you want the folder to be called. Then save a bookmark into the folder. Just do a test one. Perhaps a "kid Youtube favourites" for a test.

    Your idea of not copying your music but ripping it again sounds kind of wasteful of time and energy. If your old PC is still operational, just copy all your music onto something like a USB stick or drive. Then go to your Mac and "open" the music in iTunes. That's all it takes and you are set. After you copy it all into iTunes you can do any bits of set and re-organization you might want, but it's not necessary. I don't know how much music you have, but the thought of ripping all my CD's again would send me into despair. Just try to copy 1 album, or even 1 song to see how easy it is.

    I'd talk about photos too, but perhaps another time. It's very very easy too.

    Macs are designed to be easy to use. It makes me sad to read you are so muddled.

    Perhaps you could take an orientation course at an Apple Store. They are free here if you buy a new Mac.
    Last edited by DianeVan; 02-27-2018 at 03:05 PM. Reason: additional paragraph

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    Hello Diane,
    thank you for your reply. Mac definitely has it's own way! I've got hundreds of music CD's; but it doesn't really matter to me, how I use them or copy them to computer, because in general, I love nothing better than to play CD's on my Hi-Fi. Putting music onto computer is simply convenient. I have in fact ripped 1 CD onto the Mac - it was quite easy. Ok, I suppose I could transfer music from my PC onto my Mac. Some music on my PC, is music that I copied from my daughter's CD collection. I might like 1 or 2 songs, but not the whole album. So it is important that I retrieve this music, before my PC dies!

    As for photos, well I'll figure it out as I go along! And yes, I am muddled, because I'm no computer or technological expert.


    Frank.

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    Hello friends,

    I haven't been here for a while, busy with family stuff.

    In a matter of weeks, my wife and I will be moving into our new bungalow.

    In the meantime, I haven't made any productive progress on my Mac. I hope to connect my camera soon. Then I'll be able to attempt to figure out how to print photos, on a wireless Canon printer, my daughter gave me. I've just discovered a wireless button, to switch on, at the back of my BT home-hub. Why are things so complicated? My Technics Hi-Fi, consists of 4 separates. I've asked the removal guy, if they would be so kind, as to put them in one box, so I don't have to disconnect all the wires, as no way, would I be able to connect them all up sensibly. As I get older, I become dumber and dumber - great film!


    Frank.

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    @Frank:

    Before you move, take out your camera and shoot some photos of everything you have that might be disconnected and then need to be reconnected. Later you can resort to your photos to see how everything was setup.

    Being a governement worker for so many years, I moved numerous times. What I used to do was draw diagrams of all my stereo equipment and other things that had to be reconnected. Movers are famous for taking things apart in order to fit them in smaller boxes for storage.

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    There is no "Mac Bookmark system." There is a way to store bookmarks in Safari, if that is what you mean. It's dead simple. On the top bar of the Mac when you have Safari running and showing is the word "Bookmarks." Click that and a drop down menu opens with lots of options. If you want the bookmarks to show in a sidebar, click on View on that same top bar and "Show Bookmarks Sidebar" and it will appear. To Edit or delete bookmarks, use the Bookmark option and choose "Edit Bookmarks" to do whatever you want. To add a bookmark from a current webpage, click on Bookmarks and then Add Bookmark and it will be added to the list. If you have the bookmark bar or sidebar showing, you can also just drag the URL from the URL box to the sidebar or the bookmark bar if you have it showing and drop it there. It can't get much easier. But remember, it's not the Mac bookmark process, it's just Safari's process. If you use another browser you will have to figure out how THAT browser handles bookmarks.
    I wish I could

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