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Navigating Folders

You can navigate through all your folders and subfolders in several ways:

  • To view the contents of a disk or folder, double-click the selected item.
  • To move back to the disk or folder previously selected, click the Back button on the toolbar.
  • To choose from the history of disks and folders previously viewed, click the down arrow in the Address bar at the top of the Windows Explorer window and select a disk or folder.
  • If you’ve moved back through multiple disks or folders, you can move forward to the next folder by clicking the Forward button on the toolbar.
  • Go directly to any disk or folder by entering the path in the Address bar (in the format x:\folder\subfolder) and pressing Enter.
  • Move backward through the “bread crumb” path in the Address bar. Click any previous folder location (separated by arrows) to display that particular folder.

You can also go directly to key locations by using the list of locations in the Navigation pane on the left side of the Windows Explorer window. This pane displays the most common locations for files on your system. The top part of the pane displays your Favorite Links, while the Computer section on the bottom of the pane displays all the contents of your system in a treelike outline. Click any section of the tree to display that item’s contents.

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