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Opening and Viewing the Computer

The Computer window is the starting point to access every disk, folder, and file on your computer. You can access the Computer window from the Start menu. The Computer window displays several types of local, removable, and network drives. Drives and folders are represented by icons. Each drive is assigned a drive letter, denoted with parentheses and a colon, such as Local Disk (C:), to make it easier to identify. Typically, the floppy is drive A, the hard (also known as local) disk is drive C, and the CD or DVD is drive D. If your computer includes additional drives, your computer assigns them letters in alphabetical order. Once you open more than one drive or folder, you can use buttons on the Command bar to help you move quickly between folders.

Open and View the Computer

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Click the Start button, and then click Computer.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Click a drive to select it.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif Review the drive details in the Details pane.
  • yellow_circle_4.gif Double-click the drive to open it.
  • yellow_circle_5.gif Click the Back button or Forward button on the toolbar to return or move to a previously visited window.
  • yellow_circle_6.gif When you’re done, click the Close button.

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