Using My Documents, My Computer and Windows Explorer <br />Lesson 7<br />
My Documents is a folder that provides you with a convenient place to store your important files and folders. Remember, yo...
My Documents includes a few default subfolders called My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos. Feel free to use, rename, or d...
Exploring Windows Explorer<br />Windows Explorer is a file management tool that lets you create, rename, and delete folder...
To open Windows Explorer:<br />Open My Documents.<br />Click the Folders button on the Navigation toolbar.<br />A list of ...
To explore Windows Explorer:<br />With Windows Explorer open, scroll until you see the Control Panel icon in the left pane...
To open My Computer:<br />Double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.<br />My Computer opens.<br />9 December 2009<b...
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OR<br />Right-click the My Computer icon (on the desktop).<br />Choose Open.<br />OR<br />Open the Start menu and choose M...
Copying Files and Folders<br />Windows offers several ways of working with files and folders. Copying and moving are two u...
To copy a file or folder:<br />Open My Documents. Locate the file or folder you want to copy in My Documents or its subfol...
OR<br />Choose Edit&gt;&gt;Copy. (Ctrl + C)<br />OR<br />Right-click the file or folder and choose Copy.<br />THEN<br />Lo...
Moving Files and Folders<br />Open My Documents. Locate the file or folder you want to move in My Documents or its subfold...
OR<br />Choose Edit&gt;&gt;Cut. (Ctrl + X)<br />OR<br />Right-click the file or folder and choose Cut.<br />THEN<br />Loca...
Selecting More Than One File Or Folder<br />You may need to copy or move multiple files and folders.<br />9 December 2009<...
To copy or move more than one file or folder:<br />Hold down the Ctrl key and click to select the files or folders you wan...
Choosing Views<br />You can choose how you want to display files and folders. Display them as thumbnails, tiles, large ico...
To choose the view for your files or folders:<br />Open My Documents.<br />Click the Views button.<br />A drop down menu a...
Challenge<br />Create a shopping list in WordPad. Type some items on your list, name it Shopping List, and save it on the ...
Reference<br />GCF Learning20<br />9 December 2009<br />20<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
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Lesson 7 Using My Docs

  1. 1. Using My Documents, My Computer and Windows Explorer <br />Lesson 7<br />
  2. 2. My Documents is a folder that provides you with a convenient place to store your important files and folders. Remember, you can quickly reach My Documents in the Start menu or by double-clicking the My Documents icon on your desktop.<br />9 December 2009<br />2<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  3. 3. My Documents includes a few default subfolders called My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos. Feel free to use, rename, or delete these folders.<br />Very important! When you save a file, the file is automatically saved in My Documents unless you&apos;ve chosen a different folder or drive.<br />9 December 2009<br />3<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  4. 4. Exploring Windows Explorer<br />Windows Explorer is a file management tool that lets you create, rename, and delete folders. It also allows you to copy, print, move, delete, rename, and manage files.<br />9 December 2009<br />4<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  5. 5. To open Windows Explorer:<br />Open My Documents.<br />Click the Folders button on the Navigation toolbar.<br />A list of folders opens in the left pane.<br />9 December 2009<br />5<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  6. 6. To explore Windows Explorer:<br />With Windows Explorer open, scroll until you see the Control Panel icon in the left pane.<br />Click the Control Panel icon. The contents (of the Control Panel folder) display in the right pane.<br />Practice viewing other folders in the list<br />To close Windows Explorer, click the small black X in the upper right of the list OR click the Folder button.<br />9 December 2009<br />6<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  7. 7. To open My Computer:<br />Double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.<br />My Computer opens.<br />9 December 2009<br />7<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
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  9. 9. OR<br />Right-click the My Computer icon (on the desktop).<br />Choose Open.<br />OR<br />Open the Start menu and choose My Computer.<br />9 December 2009<br />9<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  10. 10. Copying Files and Folders<br />Windows offers several ways of working with files and folders. Copying and moving are two useful techniques.<br />9 December 2009<br />10<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  11. 11. To copy a file or folder:<br />Open My Documents. Locate the file or folder you want to copy in My Documents or its subfolders.<br />Click the file or folder you want to copy. The file or folder darkens when you select it.<br />Under File and Folder Tasks, click Copy this file or Copy this folder.<br />In the Copy Items dialog box, select the place where you want to copy the file or folder.<br />Click the Copy button.<br />9 December 2009<br />11<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  12. 12. OR<br />Choose Edit&gt;&gt;Copy. (Ctrl + C)<br />OR<br />Right-click the file or folder and choose Copy.<br />THEN<br />Locate the file or folder you want to copy and choose Edit&gt;&gt;Paste. (Ctrl + V)<br />OR<br />Right-click the file or folder and choose Paste.<br />9 December 2009<br />12<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  13. 13. Moving Files and Folders<br />Open My Documents. Locate the file or folder you want to move in My Documents or its subfolders.<br />Click the file or folder you want to move. The file or folder darkens when you select it.<br />Under File and Folder Tasks, click Move this file or Move this folder.<br />In the Move Items dialog box, select the place where you want to move the file or folder.<br />Click the Move button.<br />9 December 2009<br />13<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  14. 14. OR<br />Choose Edit&gt;&gt;Cut. (Ctrl + X)<br />OR<br />Right-click the file or folder and choose Cut.<br />THEN<br />Locate the file or folder you want to copy and choose Edit&gt;&gt;Paste. (Ctrl + V)<br />OR<br />Right-click the file or folder and choose Paste.<br />9 December 2009<br />14<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  15. 15. Selecting More Than One File Or Folder<br />You may need to copy or move multiple files and folders.<br />9 December 2009<br />15<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  16. 16. To copy or move more than one file or folder:<br />Hold down the Ctrl key and click to select the files or folders you want to move or copy.<br />The files or folders darken as they are selected.<br />Copy or move the file or folder using one of the methods explained on the previous pages.<br />To select a consecutive group of files, click the first file, press and hold down the Shift key, and click the last file. All of the files will be selected.<br />9 December 2009<br />16<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  17. 17. Choosing Views<br />You can choose how you want to display files and folders. Display them as thumbnails, tiles, large icons, small icons, as a list, or as a list with details including size, type and date last modified.<br />9 December 2009<br />17<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  18. 18. To choose the view for your files or folders:<br />Open My Documents.<br />Click the Views button.<br />A drop down menu appears. Choose your view.<br />A large black dot appears next to your current choice.<br />OR<br />Open the View menu and choose your view.<br />9 December 2009<br />18<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  19. 19. Challenge<br />Create a shopping list in WordPad. Type some items on your list, name it Shopping List, and save it on the desktop.<br />Open Windows Explorer.<br />Open the desktop folder icon in the left pane and move Shopping List to the My Documents folder.<br />Choose how you want to view your files and folders: thumbnails, tiles, large icons, small icons, list, or list with details<br />9 December 2009<br />19<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
  20. 20. Reference<br />GCF Learning20<br />9 December 2009<br />20<br />Guevarra Institute of Technology<br />
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