Windows Dr. Basel Mahafzah. Files versus Folders A file contains related data. It might contain programs, pictures or text. A folder is a place where.
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Files versus Folders A file contains related data. It might contain programs, pictures or text. A folder is a place where related files are stored. A folder may contain sub- folders thus forming a tree (file hierarchy).
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Naming Files and Folders File and folder names in Windows 95 can consist of up to 256 characters. This means that you can give your files and folders meaningful names that will make them easier to find.
File Extension Most Windows 95 applications automatically add a 3-character extension to the file name, which tells you what kind of information is stored in the file.
Examples on File Extensions Microsoft Word .doc Microsoft Paint .bmp Microsoft PowerPoint .ppt. Microsoft Excel .xls
Windows95 Explorer The Windows Explorer is a file management utility in Windows95. In Windows Explorer, you can see both the hierarchy of folders on your computer and all the files and folders in each selected folder.
Continue… As you can see the Windows Explorer window is divided into two panes; the left pane displays the drives and folders in a tree view. The main trunk is the My Computer folder, with branches descending through individual drives, then folders and finally sub-folders.
Continue…. Left-clicking on any folder on the left pane, will open it and display its contents in the right pane. Left-clicking on the plus and minus signs located next to the drives and folders in the left pane view enable you to expand or collapse their branches. This two-paned view enables you to maneuver quickly between all of the folders contained on you computer.
Creating Folders Step 1: Click on the floppy disk icon in the left pane of your Windows Explorer. Step 2: Select New, then Folder from the File menu.
A folder, temporarily named New Folder, appears in the right hand pane of the Explorer window.
Step 3: Type the name CS111 in place of New Folder.
Deleting Folders Step1: select (highlight) the file, Step2: right-click the mouse, Step3: choose the Delete option from the pop-up menu; OR drag that folder to the Recycle Bin.
Moving Folders To Move a folder: Step1: highlight it, Step2: from the Edit menu choose Cut, Step3: open the destination folder Step4: then click on Paste from the Edit menu. Alternatively You may move a folder by dragging it to the destination folder.
Renaming Folders To rename a folder: – select it, –right-click the mouse, –from the menu that will pop-up choose Rename and –type the new name for that folder;
Renaming Folders OR you could click on the Rename option listed in the File menu after you highlight that file.
Copying Folders Step1: select (highlight) the folder, Step2: choose Copy from the Edit menu, Step3: go the destination folder, step4: click on Paste from the Edit menu.
Copying Folders Note that the created copy will have the same name as the source folder if the destination folder is different from the current working folder. On the other hand, if both the destination and source folders are the same, Windows will name the copy as the source folder name preceded by the statement: “ Copy of ”.
Viewing the Contents of Folders Working with the left pane on Windows Explorer: point the mouse to that folder and left-click once. Working with the right pane of Windows Explorer: double-click on its icon, or you could highlight that folder, right-click the mouse and choose the Open option from the pop-up menu.
Creating Files To create a file using Windows Explorer: Step1: choose New from the File Menu, Step2: click on the suitable file type. Alternatively, Step1: point the mouse anywhere in the current folder ’ s window and Step2: right-click the mouse, a pop-up menu will appear, Step3: from the New menu choose the file type suitable for you.
Copying Files To copy a file: Step1: select (highlight)it, Step2: from the Edit menu choose Copy, Step3: go the destination folder, and Step4: click Paste from the Edit menu.
Deleting Files To delete a file: Step1: highlight it Step2: right-click the mouse Step3: choose Delete from the pop-up menu. or drag that file ’ s icon to the Recycle Bin.
Moving Files To move a file: Step1: highlight it Step2: from the Edit menu choose Cut Step3: open the destination folder Step4: click on Paste from the Edit menu. Alternatively, you may move a file by dragging its icon to the destination folder.
Renaming Files To rename a file: Step1: select it Step2: right-click the mouse Step3: from the menu that will pop-up choose Rename Step4: type the new name for this file; or you could click on the Rename option listed in the File menu.
Opening Files Using Windows Explorer You may open a file by double- clicking on its icon, or by Step1: selecting that file, Step2: right-clicking the mouse, Step3: clicking Open from the pop-up menu.