Step 1 – Digitally Organized

Digital Organized backed up & prepared

The first thing needed for the change in operating system and/or laptop is to organize the data on your existing machine.

A Finder Window shows a users “Home” folder using an icon of a little house. (see below)

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Within the user Home are a collection of folders.
Our organizational process will use 5 categories (for everything we need)

  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 using 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.

My 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.

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 questions is too small to ask 🙂

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