Power Point Lesson 09 Part 1


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Power Point Lesson 09 Part 1

  1. 1. Computing Fundamentals Module Lesson 9 — Using Windows Explorer Computer Literacy BASICS
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Define uses for Windows Explorer. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the parts of the Explorer window and the icons used to represent drives, disks, files, and folders. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Explorer to view the contents of a drive or folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Expand and collapse the folder list. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives (cont.) <ul><li>Change the view in the Explorer contents pane. </li></ul><ul><li>Sort the information in the contents pane by criteria in the Details view. </li></ul><ul><li>Display information about a file or folder in the Properties dialog box. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for files or folders. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vocabulary <ul><li>Contents pane </li></ul><ul><li>Folders bar </li></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>Sorting </li></ul><ul><li>Tree pane </li></ul><ul><li>Wildcard characters </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Explorer </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introducing Windows Explorer <ul><li>Explorer is a Windows program that gives you control over the organization and management of files and folders. </li></ul><ul><li>In earlier versions of Windows, My Computer and Explorer were separate programs, but they have been combined in Windows XP . </li></ul><ul><li>Explorer provides additional features to make management tasks easier and faster. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Starting Windows Explorer <ul><li>There are three ways to start Explorer: </li></ul><ul><li>Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer. </li></ul><ul><li>Right-click over the Start button and then select Explore from the shortcut menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Start, click My Computer, and then click the Folders button on the toolbar. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Comparing My Computer and Windows Explorer <ul><li>The primary difference between My Computer and Explorer is the use of the left pane: </li></ul><ul><li>My Computer’s left pane contains a resource bar with links to system resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Explorer’s left pane contains the folders bar (also called the tree pane), which shows the structure of your file folders. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Comparing My Computer and Windows Explorer (cont.) My Computer window Explorer window
  9. 9. The Explorer Window <ul><li>The Explorer window consists of two panes: </li></ul><ul><li>The Folders bar or tree pane on the left includes a hierarchical display of all objects on the desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>The Contents Pane at right shows the contents of the object (folder, disk, drive, or computer) you have selected in the left pane. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Explorer Window’s Panes Folders bar Contents pane
  11. 11. Icons in the Explorer Window <ul><li>The Desktop icon is the main “root” of the upside-down tree. It is the top-level folder in the tree pane, with folders and subfolders branching off below it. </li></ul><ul><li>All other icons stem from the Desktop icon and are subordinate folders, including </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Network Places </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Icons in the Explorer Window (cont.) Top-level folder Subordinate folders Plus sign indicates subfolders are not displayed
  13. 13. Subordinate Folders <ul><li>Each subordinate folder may have its own subordinate folders. </li></ul><ul><li>Subordinate folders are shown beneath and indented from the parent-level folder. </li></ul><ul><li>A folder with a plus sign by its icon has subordinate folders that are not currently displayed. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Expanding and Collapsing the Tree <ul><li>To display subfolders, you must expand the folder list by clicking on the plus sign in the box to the left of the folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking the minus sign next to a folder will collapse the folder list, making it possible to view more objects in the tree. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Changing the View in Explorer <ul><li>Explorer’s View menu is similar to all View menus: </li></ul><ul><li>You can choose to view the Standard toolbar buttons, the status bar, and the Explorer bar. </li></ul><ul><li>You can change the view in the contents pane to Thumbnails, Tiles, Icons, List, or Details. </li></ul><ul><li>If a folder contains all graphic files, you can use the Filmstrip option on the View menu. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Details View Note the additional information provided in Details view for each file: size, type, and date modified.
  17. 17. Sorting Files and Folders <ul><li>To easily locate files and folders, you can sort the items displayed in a window. </li></ul><ul><li>Sorting is the process of creating a list organized on a specific criterion. </li></ul><ul><li>You can sort files by any details listed in Details view such as name, size, and type. </li></ul><ul><li>To sort by any option, just click the column name in Details view. </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Toolbar <ul><li>Explorer’s toolbar is similar to My Computer’s toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>It contains Back, Forward, and Up navigation buttons. </li></ul><ul><li>The Views button provides the same options as the View menu to change the contents pane view. </li></ul><ul><li>The Search button opens the Search Companion to help you find files or folders. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Viewing the Contents of a Drive or Folder <ul><li>You select a drive or folder to view by clicking the appropriate object in the Folders pane. </li></ul><ul><li>Or you can select the object in the Address Bar drop-down list. </li></ul><ul><li>The contents of the selected drive or folder will display in the Contents pane. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Viewing the Contents of a Folder The select-ed folder, system, is highlighted in the tree pane and displayed in the title bar and the Address Bar. Contents of the selected system folder are displayed in the contents pane.