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Working with Folders in Windows XP

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If your hard drive is like a big filing cabinet, folders are like drawers. Each folder can hold files or other folders. In this sample chapter, Shelley O'Hara explains all about creating and using folders in Windows XP.
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One part of working with Windows is learning how to work with the documents you save and store on your system. Each time you save a document (a letter, worksheet, database, or other document), that information is saved as a file on your hard disk. You assign both a specific place for the file and a name.

To keep your files organized, you can set up folders. If your hard drive is like a big filing cabinet then folders are like drawers. Each folder can hold files or other folders. You can open and close folders, view a folder’s contents, copy and move folders, and create or delete folders. New with Windows XP is the Folders Tasks list, which helps you understand and access the common folder commands, as covered in this part.

Tasks

Task #

 

Page #

1

Opening My Computer

34

2

Opening the My Documents Folder

35

3

Opening the My Pictures Folder

36

4

Opening the My Music Folder

37

5

Selecting a Folder

38

6

Navigating Folders

39

7

Changing the Window View

40

8

Sorting the Contents of a Window

41

9

Choosing Content Details

42

10

Grouping Icons

44

11

Creating a New Folder

45

12

Displaying the Folders List

46

13

Copying Folders

48

14

Moving Folders

49

15

Renaming Folders

50

16

Deleting Folders

51

17

Changing the Folder Options

52

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