The Three Different Types of Get Info Window in the Mac Finder

Most Mac users know how to use Get Info or Command+i. But there are two more variations of this window that can be more useful in different situations.

Comments: 10 Responses to “The Three Different Types of Get Info Window in the Mac Finder”

    Robert B.
    1 year ago

    Very helpful, Gary. I happened on the Inspector once but did not know its complete functionality until your video and was just opening and closing it like the regular Get Info window.

    1 year ago

    Very useful. I knew about Get Info for individual items and Get Summary Info for multiple items but I had not been aware of the Show Inspector option. Thanks Gary.

    Alex Rodriguez
    1 year ago

    I am new to the Mac world, after using Windows for many years, I started right after Al Gore invented the Internet, anyway videos like this help me a lot to understand the Mac OS, which by the way, I found it more interesting than Windows because is Unix based, and I am familiar with Unix. Thanks a lot, I very much appreciate it, it is very clearly explained. Love it!

    1 year ago

    Hey Gary, this may be more related to an app question, then Get Info...when someone sends me a photo and I import it into Photos, sometimes it's difficult to find it. I realized that before saving it, if I show Get Info then it shows the date when the file was created, so it gets filed under that date, not necessarily as the most recent file . I use Smart Folders in Photos and Finder now so I can use the Date Created as a way to find those files. Appreciate any suggestions on this, thx.

    Bart Pulverman
    1 year ago

    Thank you Gerry,

    I wish you had presented this four or five years ago. It would have saved me dozens of hours!

    1 year ago

    Bart: In the left sidebar, go to Imports and you can see it as the most recent import.

    1 year ago

    Cute doggie!
    MacMost is a great place to get info.

    Dave Taenzer
    1 year ago

    Thank you very much. Very helpful

    Carlos Ramos-Mattei
    1 year ago

    I have used "Get Info" feature on hundreds of files that I migrated to my drive from an older drive and had to change permissions individually. I expected to find how to batch process file permissions in this situation. Otherwise, great presentation, as usual!

    1 year ago

    Carlos: If you use the versions of the Info window that I show that allow you to have multiple selections, then you can change the permissions for those files in that window just like any other aspect of the files that is changeable. Try it and see.

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