- Part 3: Working with Folders
- Task 2: Opening the My Documents Folder
- Task 3: Opening the My Pictures Folder
- Task 4: Opening the My Music Folder
- Task 5: Selecting a Folder
- Task 6: Navigating Folders
- Task 7: Changing the Window View
- Task 8: Sorting the Contents of a Window
- Task 9: Grouping Icons
- Task 10: Creating a New Folder
- Task 11: Displaying the Folders List
- Task 12: Copying Folders
- Task 13: Moving Folders
- Task 14: Renaming Folders
- Task 15: Deleting Folders
- Task 16: Changing the Folder Options
Task 11: Displaying the Folders List
If you want to see a hierarchical listing of all the folders on your system, you can display the Folders List. You might prefer this view when working with folders and files because you can see the contents of the selected folder as well as all the other drives and folders on your computer. The Folders List makes it easier to move and copy by dragging, for instance.
When you click a plus sign to expand the folder or drive, the icon changes to a minus sign. You can click the minus sign to hide the contents of that item. For instance, you might hide content if the Folders List becomes too long.
You can select folders in the Folders List by clicking the folder you want. The right pane then shows the contents of the selected folder.
Display Other Bars
You can display other bars within a folder window. To do so, click View, Toolbars, and then Explorer Bar. Select the Explorer Bar you want to display.
You can use Windows Explorer in much the same way you use the My Computer window: to copy and move folders, to create and rename folders, to view details, and so on. Basically, Windows Explorer is a file window with the Folders List displayed. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, and then Windows Explorer to use this feature.