Guide to Windows Desktop. Shortcuts Customize Display Lock Workstation Change Password. Desktop - Items of Interest:. To put a shortcut on the desktop On the desktop, double-click My Computer .
On the desktop, double-click My Computer.
Click the item, such as a file, program, folder, printer, or computer, that you want to create a shortcut for. If the item is located on a drive, double-click the drive, and then locate the item.
On the File menu, click Create Shortcut.
Drag the shortcut onto the desktop.Desktop – Adding a Shortcut:
Open Windows Explorer -- Start, Programs, Windows Explorer
If your window is small you may need to enlarge it (maximize it or drag the right lower corner).
To create a folder (directory) on C: click one time on C: (on left) to highlight/select it.
Go up to the menu bar at the top and click on File, New, Folder.
A folder box appears on the right. Type your desired folder name. and click Enter.
On the menu bar at the top, click View, Refresh and now you will see your new folder on the left.How to Create Folders
Select your file.
Choose Cut instead of copy
Then go to the drive or directory where you want to move the file and select paste.
TIP: You can move several files at a time by
Left clicking on 1 file, hold down the 'Ctrl' key while you select the other files
Release the Ctrl key and on any one of the selected files drag to desired location.Moving Files
Use your START menu and choose FIND, Files and Folders, or
click on Tools on the menu bar and choose Find, Files or Folders, or
right click My Computer, and choose FIND.Finding Files
Using a basic search, you indicate the file name or a portion of the file name (if you don't know it all) and search either your entire computer, or any drives or directories that you choose.Finding Files
Select the file or folder and click the delete icon on your toolbar
Select the file or folder and press the Delete key (del)
Right click the file or folder and choose Delete.
Drag the file and drop it in the recycling bin on your desktop
Note: Not permanently deleted until the recycle bin has been emptied.Deleting Files
First select the item. Renaming can be started in one of three ways.
The first way is from the menu, by selecting File and then Rename. This applies to folders as well.
Second, you can press the F2 function key.
As a third option, you can click on the highlighted item name. Windows Explorer puts the current name in a text input box where you can edit it as needed. Press the Enter key when you are finished.
To cancel the renaming procedure, press the Escape (Esc) key.Renaming Files
If you want to see all filename extensions, make sure the Hide MS-DOS File Extension box is not selected.
With Windows Messaging, you can send and receive electronic mail messages. You send messages from and store all messages in Windows Messaging, so there’s one convenient place to look for all your messages.
To start Windows Messaging
If the Inbox Icon is not on your desktop, then Windows Messaging is not installed. To find out how to install it, click Related Topics below.
If the sound you want to use isn’t in the list, click Browse.
You can also sort the items by name, size, date, and type, depending on the view. Experiment with the Arrange Icons command on the View command.