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2.1 Explore the Computer Window 2.1 Browse Storage Devices and Files

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  1. 2.1 Explore the Computer Window 2.1 Browse Storage Devices and Files 2.2 Change Folder and View Options 2.3 Create a Folder 2.3 Rename a Folder or File 2.3 Organize Files into Folders 2.4 Select and Copy Folders and Files CHECKPOINT 1 2.5 Move Folders and Files 2.5 Display Disk or Drive Properties SECTION 2 SKILLSMaintaining Files and Customizing Windows 2.6 Delete Folders and Files to the Recycle Bin 2.7 Recycle Bin Window 2.7 Restore Folders and Files 2.7Empty Files from the Recycle Bin 2.8 Explore the Control Panel 2.9 Use Windows Search Tools 2.10 Customize the Desktop CHECKPOINT 2

  2. Explore the Computer Window To display the Computer window: • Click the Start button. • Click Computer. Start button

  3. Explore the Computer Window…continued Address bar toolbar The Content pane may vary depending on the installed devices and configuration of drives. Detail pane navigation pane Content pane

  4. Browse Storage Devices and Files To browse a storage device: • Open the Computer window. • Double-click the icon for the storage medium. storage medium icon

  5. Browse Storage Devices and Files…continued To view the contents of a folder: • Open the Computer window. • Double-click the icon for the storage medium. • Double-click the desired folder. path folders or other devices

  6. Change Folder and View Options To change the current view: • Click the down-pointing arrow next to the Views button. • Drag the slider to the desired view. Views button arrow slider

  7. Change Folder and View Options…continued To change folder and view options: • Click the Organize button on the toolbar. • Click Folder and search options at the drop-down list. • Click the desired option(s). • Click OK. Folder Options dialog box

  8. Change Folder and View Options…continued To change the default view for all folders: • Change the current view to the desired view. • Click the Organize button. • Click Folder and search options. • Click the View tab at the Folder Options dialog box. • Click the Apply to Folders button. • Click OK. • Click Yes at the Folder Views message. Apply to Folders button

  9. Change Folder and View Options…continued • Libraries are new to Windows 7 and are a tool you can use to keep track of and/or organize files that have something in common regardless of where they are stored. • A library does not store the actual file but instead keeps track of locations where the source files are stored. • When you click the library name in the Navigation pane, the library displays all of the files in the locations that it is keeping track of associated with that library. • Four default libraries are created when Windows 7 is installed: Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos. • You can create your own library and customize the locations associated with the default libraries.

  10. Create a Folder To create a new folder: • Display the Computer window. • Double-click the device on which to create a folder. • Click the New folder button on the toolbar. • Type a folder name. • Press Enter. New folder button folder name

  11. Rename a Folder or File To rename a folder or file: • Display the Computer window. • Navigate to the desired drive and/or folder. • Click the file to be renamed. • Click the Organize button in the toolbar. • Click Rename. • Type a new file name. • Press Enter. Organize button new file name

  12. Organize Files into Folders • Think of folders on the computer the same way you think of file folders in which you would store paper documents in your filing cabinet. Generally, you put similar types of documents into the same folder. • On the computer, a folder can have another folder stored inside it. The folder within the folder is referred to as a subfolder. • For example, saving all of the pictures in one folder named Pictureswould be too cumbersome if the content list contains thousands of images. You would scroll a long time to locate a particular picture. Instead, consider creating subfolders in the Pictures folder so that related pictures are grouped together in one place.

  13. Select and Copy Folders and Files To copy adjacent files to a new folder: • Display the Computer window. • Navigate to the desired drive and/or folder. • If necessary, change the current view to List. • Click the first file name. • Hold down the Shift key and then click the last file name. • Right-click in the selected group of files and click Copy. steps continued on next slide… Copy command

  14. Select and Copy Folders and Files…continued • Navigate to the desired destination drive and/or folder. • Right-click in the blank area of the Content pane. • Click Paste. Paste command progress bar

  15. Select and Copy Folders and Files…continued To copy by dragging: • Display the Computer window. • Navigate to the desired drive and/or folder. • Position the mouse pointer on the file or folder to be copied. • Hold down the left mouse button. • Drag to the destination drive or folder name. • Release the mouse button. copy pointer

  16. CHECKPOINT 1 • This pane of the Computer window displays an icon for each storage medium. • Window • Display • View • Content • These are new to Windows 7 and are a tool you can use to keep track of and/or organize files. • Windows • Contents • Libraries • Panes Answer Answer Next Question Next Question • Display file extensions by opening this dialog box. • Folder Options • File Options • Extension Options • Manage Options • This is the name for a folder within a folder. • subfolder • multifolder • duelfolder • cofolder Answer Answer Next Question Next Slide

  17. Move Folders and Files To move nonadjacent files to a new folder: • Display the Computer window. • Navigate to the desired drive and/or folder. • If necessary, change the current view to List. • Click the first file name. • Hold down the Ctrl key and then click each additional file name. • Click the Organize button in the toolbar and click Cut. steps continued on next slide… nonadjacent files Cut command

  18. Move Folders and Files…continued • Navigate to the desired destination drive and/or folder. • Click the Organize button in the toolbar and click Paste. Paste command

  19. Display Disk or Drive Properties To display the Properties dialog box: • Display the Computer window. • Right-click Local Disk (C:). • Click Properties at the shortcut menu. Properties dialog box

  20. Delete Folders and Files to the Recycle Bin To delete a file or folder: • Display the Computer window. • Navigate to the desired drive and/or folder. • Click the file or folder to select it. • Press the Delete key. • At the confirmation message, click Yes. confirmation message

  21. Recycle Bin Window Address bar toolbar Detail pane navigation pane Content pane

  22. Recycle Bin Window…continued To show or hide the Recycle Bin on the Desktop: • Right-click a blank area on the desktop. • Click Personalize at the shortcut menu. • At the Control Panel, click Change desktop icons in the left pane. • At the Desktop Icon Settings dialog box, clear the check mark in the Recycle Bin check box. • Click OK. Recycle Bin check box

  23. Restore Folders and Files To restore folders and files from the Recycle Bin: • At the Windows desktop, double-click the Recycle Bin icon. • At the Recycle Bin window, click the file or folder to select it (or select multiple files/folders). • Click the Restore this item button on the toolbar. Restore this item button

  24. Empty Files from the Recycle Bin To delete a file/folder from the Recycle Bin: • At the Windows desktop, double-click the Recycle Bin icon. • At the Recycle Bin window, click the file/folder to select it (or select multiple files/folders). • Click the Organize button. • Click Delete. • At the confirmation message, click Yes. Delete command

  25. Explore the Control Panel To display the Control Panel: • Click the Start button. • Click Control Panel. Control Panel

  26. Explore the Control Panel…continued Address bar Content pane displayed in Category view

  27. Explore the Control Panel…continued To change the Control Panel view: • Click the down-pointing arrow next to the View by section located near the top right of the Control Panel window. • Click the desired option at the drop-down list. Large icons view

  28. Use Windows Search Tools To search for programs or a document from the Start menu: • Click the Start button. • Type the search criteria in the Search programs and files text box. Search programs and files text box

  29. Use Windows Search Tools…continued To search for a document: • Open the Computer or Documents library window. • Type the search criteria in the Search text box. search results

  30. Customize the Desktop To customize the desktop: • Right-click a blank area on the desktop. • Click Personalize at the shortcut menu. • At the Control Panel, Appearance and Personalization, Personalization window, click the desired hyperlink located along the bottom of the window and make the desired changes. screen saver images window colors

  31. Customize the Desktop…continued To set the screen resolution: • Right-click a blank area on the desktop. • Click Screen resolution at the shortcut menu. • At the Appearance and Personalization, Display, Screen Resolution window, click the button next to Resolution and then drag the slider bar up or down as necessary until the screen resolution is set. slider

  32. Customize the Desktop…continued 1024 x 768 screen resolution 1080 x 800 screen resolution 1440 x 900 screen resolution

  33. CHECKPOINT 2 • Information such as the amount of free space on a disk or drive is available in this dialog box. • Properties • Content • Setup • Folder Options • By default, the Control Panel window opens in this view. • Full Screen • Categories • Large Icons • Small Icons Answer Answer Next Question Next Question • This acts just like an office wastepaper basket. • Content pane • Desktop • Recycle Bin • Window • Right-click and click this to customize the Windows environment. • Personalize • Customize • Display Properties • Window Options Answer Answer Next Question Next Slide