Wednesday, July 17, 2013



First of all if you don't know what is a file or windows explorer;  then you will not find any file/document you need to work on. For New and Old computers: you will need a windows or file explorer to search for a file/image/document, if you have forgotten the name of that certain file, all you do is type in the name of the file in the Search Bar, but where is the search bar?

July 17, 2013

For (old windows, I prefer to use, ( Windows Explorer, instead of using My Computer), To do this, Go start button, ---->All Programs-->Accessories --->click on Windows Explorer.(New windows), File Explorer: 

File Explorer Elements:
  • File Explorer/Windows Explorer- is divided into two sections, they are called panes.
  • Left pane, shows the hierarchy of the folders and other locations on your computer. While the Right pane,  lists the contents of these folders and other locations. 

Image -details  of Windows Explorer: [Win 7 OS]

Search for an image/file/document,  etc., just type in the name on the address bar. No need to press Enter. And or just a word you remember if you can't recall the exact name of that file. I searched for the photo: Desert and it appeared instantly. P.S. photo below:

Typing in Search Bar

While in old windows (if a folder contains sub-folders, an expand icon (+), appears to the left of the folder icon,/and or also with the drives, To view the folders, click on the expand icon (the plus sign).
Then a collapse (-), icon (a negative sign),  will appear next to the folder, click the collapse  - icon to close the folder or drive.

Windows Explorer Details ;[Win 7 OS ]

  • For example, I selected the Accounting folder in the left pane, and all the sub -folders stored in that folder appeared in the right pane.

[Win 7 OS] Windows Explorer [Sub-Folders]

Working in new windows, to view or expand the contents of the folders and or drives, just click the scroll arrow- down icon (>). To close the drive/and or the folder, (just click it again, this tiny scroll arrow- down icon), is highlighted though,  when it is expanded, and  it's blurred out when it's collapsed.

   Navigating the Computer             

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