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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 computing cs131 windows explorer

Software for Personal ComputingCS131Windows Explorer

Patchrawat UthaisombutUniversity of Pittsburgh

today s topics
Today’s topics
  • Microsoft Windows
    • File systems
    • Windows Explorer
file system
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
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
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
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
Windows Explorer: view options
  • View options
    • Details
      • Sort by name, size, type, date modified
windows explorer selecting items
Windows Explorer: selecting items
  • Selecting items
    • Shift-select
    • Control Click
    • CTRL-A (select all)
windows explorer drag drop
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
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
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
Explorer: creating & deleting folders
  • Creating new folder
    • Right-click / new
  • Deleting folder
    • Right-click / Delete
explorer rename delete undo
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
Recycle Bin
  • Undeleting
  • Empty Recycle Bin
  • Not used with removable drive
    • Floppy, USB, network
shortcuts
Shortcuts
  • To files, to folders, to other shortcuts
  • Small arrow on the icon
clipboards
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
Screen Capture
  • PrintScreen key on keyboard: Capture image of entire screen to clipboard
  • ALT-PrintScreen: Capture image of current window to clipboard
utilities
Utilities
  • Notepad
  • Wordpad
  • Paint
  • Start / All Programs / Accessories /
common menu items in an application
Common menu items in an application
  • Main Menu
    • “File” menu
      • New:
      • Open:
      • Close:
      • Save:
      • Save as:
        • Path name
      • Print:
      • Exit:
    • “Help” menu
  • Status bar
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Help
  • Windows
    • Click empty area in desktop, press F1
    • Or
    • Start / Help and Support
  • In application: help menu, F1
window explorer
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
keyboard shortcuts
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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