Files

5 ways to bookmark folders on Mac and open them instantly in just a few clicks

Pin folder to Mac menu bar to open it instantly

You can create any number of folders on your Mac, and you certainly have several of them. However, some folders are extremely useful, and you open them multiple times each day.

To make this process fast, you can bookmark Mac folders at various places like the Dock, desktop, menu bar, Finder sidebar, and more to open them instantly in one or few clicks.

This tutorial shows you five free ways to open your desired important folders at lightning speed on your Mac.

10 free ways to send large videos and files from iPhone

Two iPhones side by side to send files

Wondering how you can send a big video, graphics-heavy document, or other large files to someone from your iPhone? Look at ten ways to send big files from your iPhone to someone on another iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows PC, or Android phone. Most methods here are wireless, while others will require a Lightning cable.

How to send PDF, ZIP, and other files on iMessage

iPhone iMessage screen showing PDF and ZIP file being sent

When you're inside an iMessage chat, you only see the option to send photos and videos. As a result, people often ask, "how do you send a PDF through iMessage" or "can you iMessage ZIP files." To put these worries at ease, let me tell you that it's very easy to send PDFs, ZIP, and other files through iMessage. You don't need additional third-party apps or services. Here's how to send files via iMessage on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to use Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., in Files app on iPhone and iPad

How to use Google Drive, Dropbox, etc, in Files app on iPhone and iPad

Apple introduced the Files app in iOS 11, and it has stayed on all subsequent versions, including iOS 15. The Files app is the built-in iPhone file manager to store documents, videos, projects, and just about anything. By default, it lets you save and access files in iCloud Drive and locally On My iPhone.

But you can also easily enable third-party apps and services like Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, Box, and more inside the iPhone or iPad Files app. Once that's done, it becomes easy to move data among different locations. Let us show you how to do this.

How to delete a file on your Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Board Side View

Like any other computer, your Raspberry Pi can fill up with unwanted items. You may have created a file that you no longer need or downloaded a file you no longer want.

If you’re ready to do a bit of cleaning on your Raspberry Pi, we’ll show you how to delete a file.

Upgrade the file type information in the Files app on pwned handsets with RealFileInfo

Apple’s Files app expands upon the capabilities of any iPhone or iPad by hosting a convenient hub where users can download and store files either on the device itself or in the cloud. But despite how useful the Files app can be at times, it’s not without its apparent pitfalls.

One such example would be that the Files app displays simplified or non-descriptive file types for certain kinds of files as they’re defined by Apple and its operating systems. Unknown file types are designated vaguely, such as using the word “Document” to describe what the file actually is or what it’s used for.

7 easy ways to share files between two Macs

iCloud Drive Folder on Mac to Share Files

Whether you have two Macs of your own or just in your household, file sharing is likely to come up now and then. You may want to share a financial spreadsheet, PDF of a contract, receipt from a purchase, or similar document.

Here, we’ll show you seven super easy ways to share files between two Mac computers. Each is simple in its own way. So, the one you choose can depend on the confidentiality of the document, access to the services, or pure preference.

6 ways to find the full path of a file or folder on Mac

How to find file or folder path name on Mac

As you know, your computer stores files using a hierarchical structure. So if you need to find the full path of a file, it’s good to know the various ways you can do so on macOS. You might want the pathname to create a shortcut, need it for an app, or would like it as a reference for yourself.

We’ve covered different ways of finding and displaying the full path of a file. Here, we’ll round up those methods for you and include a couple more. So the next time you need the pathname of a file or folder on your Mac, you can use whichever is easiest or most comfortable for you.

How to save files, photos, and attachments in Messages to your device

Save photos from Messages to iOS Photos app

The nice thing about Messages is that you can send more than texts. You can share photos or images and files or documents. And while you may be receiving one just for a quick look, it might be something you want to save.

It could be a photo of a faraway family member, a contract, an estimate for work, an invoice, a receipt, or something similar. These types of attachments are worth saving and maybe even necessary.

Here, we’ll show you how to save files, photos, and other attachments in Messages to your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.