ARCHIVED: In Mac OS X, what is the Finder?
In Mac OS X, the Finder is the primary way of accessing, organizing, and managing your files and applications. The Finder automatically launches either when the machine boots up or when you log into your account, and although you can hide it, under normal circumstances you cannot deactivate it. To make the Finder the active application, click the desktop or the Finder's icon in the Dock.
For more about the Finder or its aspects use
Help menu in the Finder. Also,
see Apple's information page.
Last modified on December 05, 2012.