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Photo: Joel Cunningham Finder is your pathway to all the files on your Mac. Sure, you could (and should) use Spotlight to quickly find and open files. But when it comes to actually managing and working with files, folders, and documents, the Finder app is essential—especially since none of use know how to create a folder hierarchy anymore . Finder does a really good job of helping you organize files. But there are certain things about it that could be improved. What if every new Finder window didn’t open to display the Recents folder? What if you could easily see the detailed path for a given folder? Well, you can: Here’s how to customize what you see in the Finder app. How to customize the sidebar in Finder Screenshot: Khamosh Pathak The sidebar is where you’ll probably start interacting with the Finder, so you should take some time to add the things you want to see there and remove what’s cluttering it up. Go to Finder > Preferences > Sidebar . From here, select the things that you want to show or hide. For example, you can remove the Tags section, limit the Locations items, and prune down the Favorites section. After you have done that, navigate to some of your frequently used folders and drag them to the Favorites section so you’ll always be able to access them easily. How to change the start folder for Finder The Finder launches with the Recents folder ready to go. This […]