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Software for Personal Computing CS131 Windows Explorer Patchrawat Uthaisombut University of Pittsburgh Today’s topics Microsoft Windows File systems Windows Explorer File System A way to organize files In windows, there is a concept of folder (and subfolder )

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Software for Personal ComputingCS131Windows Explorer

Patchrawat UthaisombutUniversity of Pittsburgh


Today’s topics

  • Microsoft Windows

    • File systems

    • Windows Explorer


File System

  • A way to organize files

  • In windows, there is a concept of folder (and subfolder)

  • A folder contains a list of items

  • Items could be

    • Files (programs, data files)

    • Other folders

    • Shortcuts

  • Folders can be nested under each other to form a tree-like structure.


Windows Explorer

  • Right window

    • Content of current folder

      • Icons, details,

  • Left window

    • Common tasks or

    • Folders (tree structures)

      • For quick navigation


Left pane of Windows Exploer

  • Plus Sign (+) Indicates Folders That Contain Folders

    • Click on Plus Sign to Expand Tree

  • Minus Sign (-) Indicates Expanded Folder

    • Click on Folder Name to Open and Display Contents on the Right Side

  • Click on Next Folder to Close Previous Folder


Working with Windows Explorer

  • Content

    • Files

    • Folders

    • Shortcuts

  • Folders

    • Create

      • File / New / Folder

      • or Right click in empty space / New / Folder

    • Delete

    • Rename: F2


Windows Explorer: view options

  • View options

    • Details

      • Sort by name, size, type, date modified


Windows Explorer: selecting items

  • Selecting items

    • Shift-select

    • Control Click

    • CTRL-A (select all)


Windows Explorer: drag & drop

  • “Drag and Drop” action sequence

    • Point mouse pointer to previously select item(s)

    • Hold down left mouse button

    • Move mouse pointer to target folder

    • Release mouse left button

  • What Drag & Drop does

    • Within the same drive: Move items

    • Across drives: Copy items


  • To copy within the same drive

    • Hold CTRL, Drag & Drop

    • Right Mouse button to Drag & Drop

      • It will ask if you want to Move, Copy, or Create Shortcuts


    Windows Explorer: copy, move,

    • Using keyboards

    • CTRL-C: copy selected items

    • CTRL-X: cut selected items

    • CTRL-V: paste selected items


    Explorer: creating & deleting folders

    • Creating new folder

      • Right-click / new

    • Deleting folder

      • Right-click / Delete


    Explorer: rename, delete, undo

    • Rename

      • Select file

      • Press F2

      • Type in new name

      • Press Enter

    • Delete

      • Select file

      • Press Delete

    • Undo

      • CTRL-Z


    Recycle Bin

    • Undeleting

    • Empty Recycle Bin

    • Not used with removable drive

      • Floppy, USB, network


    Shortcuts

    • To files, to folders, to other shortcuts

    • Small arrow on the icon


    Clipboards

    • Actions

      • Copy: CTRL-C

      • Cut: CTRL-X

      • Paste: CTRL-V

      • X,C,V are close together on the keyboard

    • Select -> copy -> go to another place -> paste

    • Select -> cut -> go to another place -> paste


    Screen Capture

    • PrintScreen key on keyboard: Capture image of entire screen to clipboard

    • ALT-PrintScreen: Capture image of current window to clipboard


    Utilities

    • Notepad

    • Wordpad

    • Paint

    • Start / All Programs / Accessories /


    Common menu items in an application

    • Main Menu

      • “File” menu

        • New:

        • Open:

        • Close:

        • Save:

        • Save as:

          • Path name

        • Print:

        • Exit:

      • “Help” menu

    • Status bar


    Help

    • Windows

      • Click empty area in desktop, press F1

      • Or

      • Start / Help and Support

    • In application: help menu, F1


    Window Explorer

    • Window Explorer windows

      • Desktop (when opened using window explorer)

      • My Documents

      • My Programs

      • My Recent Documents

        • Folders of shortcuts to recent documents

      • My Pictures

      • My Music

      • Control Panel


    CTRL-C -> copy

    CTRL-X -> cut

    CTRL-V -> paste

    CTRL-Z -> undo

    DELETE -> delete

    ALT-TAB -> switch windows

    ALT-F4 -> close windows

    CTRL-ESC -> Start menu

    F1 -> help

    F2 -> rename

    Keyboard shortcuts


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