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Monday, January 27, 2014
Use Windows Files Explorer To Manage Your Computer Files
You Can Organize Files with Windows Explorer Such As
Delete Files and Create A New Folder
January 27, 2014
First of all, if you don't know what a Windows File
Explorer is; then you will not find any file and folder you need to work on.
You will need a Windows File Explorer window, to manage your files, devices and
folders, or search for an image or document; all you do is type in the name of
the file in the File Explorer Search Bar.
File Explorer Elements: One way to organize files and folders, is to use Windows
File Explorer program. It is included in your Windows 7 or 10 OS. It'll be easy
to view, move, copy, or delete your files and folders. Windows File Explorer
lets you view the hierarchy of all the folders on your computer and lets you
keep track of where your files and folders are stored as well.
A File Explorer
window is divided into two sections, they are called panes. Left pane shows the
hierarchy of the folders and other locations on your computer. While the Right
pane, lists the contents of these folders and other locations. The Right Pane
serves as your work space.
Address Bar displays the location of the active folder.
Menu Bar, contains commands for working with files and folders in the File
Explorer window. Command Bar contains all the shortcut buttons to organize your
files and folders, such as viewing them in details, lists, etc. The Search Bar, help you search for a
particular file or folder on your computer. When you search for a file or
folder on your computer, just type in
the name of the file or folder in the Search Bar. Explorer Bar, lets you locate
any specific folder or drive on your computer, while Folders Pane will display
your files, folders, devices and other resources available to your computer.
To view the sub-folders of a folder or a storage device on your computer, just
simply click it, to collapse or hide its contents, just click on it again. For
example, I selected the @maeritahuslive.com - External Hard Drive, in the Left
pane-Explorer Bar, and the entire sub -folders stored in that folder appeared
in the Right pane-Folders Pane.
To work with a device or a folder on your computer, you must first select its name, on Explorer
Bar, once selected, the device or folder appears highlighted and the Right Pane
-Folders Pane displays its contents. P.S. below.
Windows File Explorer window
External Detachable Hard drives
An external device such as USB, Floppy Disk, and
Re-writable CD are external hard drives, which are like a file cabinet, a
storage device that contains files and folders. Just in case that your computer
may run out of its time life, somehow you must backup your files: (i.e. your
images, photographs, documents and other important files you may have on your
You can always buy an external disk such as: USB, Re writable CD'S, and Floppy Disks, it’s
being sold everywhere; from your local drugstore to a school and office
supplies store. A USB though, is very
convenient to bring anywhere you go. Furthermore, the easiest way to transfer
files from one computer to another, without using any physical cable wires, is
to download files to a detachable hard drive with enough capacity; to
accommodate all the information you wanted to transfer it to a different
USB, Floppy Disks
How to search for a file using the windows file explorer:
If you want to search for a file, use the Search Address
box by typing the name of the file you wanted to find. I searched for the
singer-Autour de Lucie, inside my MP3'S folder, and it appeared instantly. P.S.
File Explorer window- Search Bar
Creating a New Folder
You can create a new folder inside an external drive such
as: USB, Floppy disk and Re-writable CD, or on your own computer's Documents,
Music or Pictures folder. (Your computer's hard drive is the first hard drive
and is usually designated as C: Drive, other external hard drives you will add
will be designated as D, E, F and so on).
Step1.) Open Windows File Explorer>select the
folder that will contain the New Folder>Go Toolbar's Commands
buttons> Click on New Folder command button and then a new folder will
be created for you.
Step2.) Type a name for the New Folder, and then press the
Enter key on the keyboard.
A New Folder has
Renaming a file/folder
However, only rename a file or a folder you created with a
different name, (you cannot rename the computer's default files and folders),
to rename a file or a folder use the Rename command on the file's shortcut menu
options. Go>right click on a file or a folder you recently created and
point to select Rename option. Type its new name and press Enter key on the
Rename a file or folder
Note: Windows File Explorer allows you to manage your devices
and folders only whenever you want, otherwise they're being closed.