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11-09-2012, 15:08   #1
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File Manager for MacBook Air

I purchased my first Mac last week and after getting over the original excitement of owning such a beautiful piece of technology I find myself getting used to the reality of changing from Windows to OS X.

I'm getting the hang of most things Apple and they way that they do things, however, I think that Apples 'Finder' file manager app is awful when compared to Windows Explorer.

Anybody out there able to recommend a decent File Manager App?
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11-09-2012, 15:26   #2
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Anything in particular that you dislike?
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The layout is the main issue for me. After 20 years of Windows I'm struggling a little bit in finding my way around.
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11-09-2012, 16:14   #4
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I know how you feel. I had a similar experience when I got my first mac a couple of years ago. I would suggest you try and stick with it for a bit longer before you give up on it.


Finder is fairly integral to OS X. I reckon its worth your while persevering with it until you become comfortable with it. But give it a bit more time and you will get there, and then you won't look back.

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Pathfinder has a good rep, don't use it myself as it doesn't replace Finder. I use a plugin called totalfinder that hooks into Finder. I find it does a good job and adds in some of the functionality that Finder lacks plus it's fairly cheap as well compared to pathfinder.
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Thanks for your advice and suggestions, it's much appreciated
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TotalFinder gets my recommendation too.
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Wow thanks for the totalfinder suggestion - never heard of this before it's great. Bit expensive though.
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can def recommend pathfinder
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I've never used anything but the "Finder". But I've never used Windows so I don't know what feature you think you are missing.
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