Tag Archive: Folders


How to Make App Folders on iPhone & iPad

Do you want to make folders to organize the home screen on your iPhone and iPad? Most of us have several applications installed on our iOS and iPadOS devices, and more often than not, the home screen is quickly a mess. In order to clean it all up, you’ll need to make use of the … Read More

How to Control What Apps Can Access Files & Folders in MacOS Catalina

You can control which apps have access to files and folders on the Mac. This article will walk you through how to manage what apps can access files and folders in macOS. This is a security feature that is relatively new, helping to precent apps from having full access to the Mac and filesystem if … Read More

How to Tag Files or Folders in MacOS

Tags allow you to organize, prioritize, arrange, and label any files or folders on the Mac. After a file is tagged in the Mac Finder, that file will be marked by the color-coded tag and its associated label, and you can then reference and access those tagged files by whatever assigned tag. You can even … Read More

How to Make a Copy of Files or Folders on Mac with Duplicate

If you ever need to make a copy of a file or folder on the Mac, you’ll be happy to know that there is a super-easy way to accomplish that task thanks to the Duplicate File feature in the Mac Finder. The name is self descriptive, as Duplicate will create an exact copy of any … Read More

How to Rename Files & Folders in iOS Files App

The iOS Files app and iCloud Drive offer a file system of sorts for the iPhone and iPad. One frequently used capability of file systems is the ability to rename files and folders as necessary, and as you might expect, the Files app for iOS offers this functionality too. Apple is quite consistent with these … Read More

How to Keep Folders on Top When Sorting by Name in Mac OS Finder

By default, if you sort a directory by name in the Mac OS Finder, you will find that both files and folders are arranged alongside one another based upon an alphabetical sorting of their names. This is great for many users, but if you have a large folder with many subfolders and files, it can … Read More

Enable a Confirmation When Deleting Files & Folders with rm Command

Most command line users know that the “rm” command for removing and deleting files is quite powerful, able to delete just about any file imaginable within the file system – whether it should be removed or not. Once you add in wildcards and sudo, rm and srm because exponentially more potent and potentially dangerous, so … Read More

How to organize your Apple TV with folders

The latest Apple TV has 5,000 apps and every one I’ve installed on my Home screen is a pain in the ass to find. That is, until now. Apple just introduced tvOS 9.2, which brings the organizing power of folders to your 4th Generation Apple TV, and boy are we excited. Here’s how to organize […]

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How to nest folders in iOS 9

I’m not sure why iOS doesn’t officially support nested folders, despite the fact that people have been clammoring them for years. Needless to say, dropping a folder inside another folder is still a no-no in iOS 9.0.2… unless you use this easy trick to nest your folders inside each other. Here’s how easy it is […]

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Maximize your Mac’s file system with Smart Folders

A longtime Cult of Mac reader wrote in with a question about some odd-looking folders she sees on her Mac. “The ‘All Pictures’ folder has a sprocket looking icon,” she writes. “Same with All PDF documents and Recently Changed documents.…Read more ›