WINDOWS EXPLORER BASICS Prof. Yitzchak Rosenthal Starting Windows Explorer To start windows explorer choose the following from the "start" menu start | All Programs | Accessories | Windows Explorer You can also "right click" on the start menu button and choose "Explore" Windows Explorer
Prof. Yitzchak Rosenthal
The left hand pane shows the folder hierarchy. The currently selected folder is highlighted.by Windows Explorer
The right hand pane shows the contents of the folder which is currently selected in the left hand pane. As you can see, the contents of a folder is other folders and files. If you click on a different folder on the left you will see the contents of that folder on the right.Viewing the folder hierarchy
These folders and files are stored in the folder that is selected in the left hand pane (i.e. NTFSDOS3)
The currently selected folder
Double-Click a collapsed folder or drive to expand AND select it.
Click on “–” to collapse
Click on “+” to expand
(excerpt from picture on earlier slide)
Double-click on the “readme.txt” file to start the “notepad” program that is used to create/modify it.
Icon view: Icons display in right pane.
Details view: Details display in right pane (name, size, type, date modified)
To resize the column, click and drag (or double click) the column separator
click here to sort by size
basic unit of size. Rough rule of thumb: one byte can store one character. Maybe more or less depending on the file format.
1 KiloByte (KB)
Same as 210 bytes
sometimes is approximated as one thousand bytes
1 MegaByte (MB)
Same as 1,048,576 bytes
Same as 220bytes
sometimes is approximated as one million bytes
1 GigaByte (GB)
sometimes is approximated as one billion bytes
1 TeraByte (TB)
sometimes is approximated as one trillion bytes
1 PetaByte (PB)
sometimes is approximated as one quadrillion bytes
1 Exabyte (EB)
sometimes is approximated as one quintillion bytesData Size Units