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Courses - Microsoft Windows 120
Description: Using Windows: File Management
Versions: Windows XP
Pre-Requisites: Windows 101 and either Windows 102 or 110
Running Time: 81 minutes
Free Demo: See Windows 101 or 110
 
This course focuses mainly on Windows File Management. We'll teach you all about files and folders, how to create, copy, cut, paste, move, and edit files and folders. We'll teach you some advanced file management tips, tricks, and techniques. We'll learn about the Windows file heirarchy. We'll learn all of the ins-and-outs of the Windows File Explorer. Plus, we'll teach you how to properly use the Recycle Bin... and more!

If you use Windows, but you just "get by" poking around with your files and folders - and not really understanding how any of this stuff works, this is the course for you. By the end of these lessons, you'll be organizing your hard drive into folders, and subfolders - and you won't have to "guess" where your files are anymore.




 

  Teacher's Outline


Lesson 1
Files and Folders
Types of Files
Browsing My Computer
Understanding Drive Letters
Exploring Drives

Lesson 2
Folders on C:
Opening a Folder
Going UP to the previous folder
Folder Views (details, etc.)
Understanding C:\ drive
Folder Heirarchy
Why Desktop is the top folder

Lesson 3
Windows Explorer
Navigating Folders
Using the + and -
Make a Shortcut to Win Explorer
Win-E
Understanding File Extensions
Common Extension Types
Turning on File Extensions View
Virus Prevention Tips
Dangerous File Types

Lesson 4
Create a new file with WordPad
Launching WordPad
Saving your File
Saving As a different filename

Lesson 5
Opening Files by Double-Clicking
Copy & Paste
Copying a File
Deleting a File

Lesson 6
Creating a Folder
Cut and Paste Files to Folder
Understanding Copy, Cut, & Paste
Moving Files by Dragging
Selecting Multiple Files (CTRL)

Lesson 7
Creating more folders
Selecting Multiple Files (SHIFT)
More file copying tricks
Moving a Folder
Folder View Types (Details, etc.)
Benefits of Details
Sorting by Detail Columns
Filmstrip View Type for Pictures
Thumbnails
Setting ALL Folders to look the same

Lesson 8
Creating Subfolders
Organizational Tips
Moving folders
Undo
Deleting folders
Selecting by Lassoing
Select All (CTRL-A)

Lesson 9
Creating Shortcuts to Commonly Used Files
Keyboard Shortcuts: Copy, Cut, Paste, Undo
Creating a Blank Letter Template
Open With to select an application to open a file
Copy & Paste Shortcut
Creating a Folder on Desktop
Warning about Making Backups

Lesson 10
Recycle Bin
Right-Click Explore on any folder
Deleting a File
Examining the Recycle Bin
Restoring a File
Permanently Deleting a File (SHIFT)
Deleting a File in the Recycle Bin
Emptying the Recycle Bin
Reasons to Empty Recycle Bin
Properties for the Recycle Bin

 
 


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Richard on 1/1/2007:  This course focuses mainly on Windows File Management. We'll teach you all about files and folders, how to create, copy, cut, paste, move, and edit files and folders. We'll teach you some advanced file management tips, tricks, and techniques. We'll learn about the Windows file heirarchy. We'll learn all of the ins-and-outs of the Windows File Explorer. Plus, we'll teach you how to properly use the Recycle Bin... and more!
 JR on 7/24/2009: How much are your CD's?
Also, are they offered as downloadable courses?

Richard Rost on 7/25/2009: JR, each of the lessons differs in price. Beginner lessons are $5.99 for roughly an hour of video. The more advanced lessons cost a bit more. You can find all of the pricing on my web site at http://www.599cd.com
Loretta Marsh on 11/27/2012:
How do you backup your files on a CD ROM? I have Windows XP

Thank you
lorettamarsh@msn.com

Reply from Richard Rost:

Well, you can't back up to a CD-ROM. By definition, the "ROM" means "READ-ONLY Memory" which means you can't write to it.

However, most computers sold nowadays have CD-R drives (if not DVD-R) which are writable. Generally all you have to do to back up your files is to put a blank disc in your drive, and then Windows will prompt you and ask what you want to do. Select BACKUP FILES and then you just copy over the files you want to backup and click BURN.

I'll be covering this in my upcoming Windows 8 classes. Very similar to Windows 7 and Vista.

Loretta Marsh on 4/11/2013: How do I back up my Email fils and my document files. I am not sure that I have a Back Up programto do this.

Thank you for your help.

Reply from Richard Rost:

What version of Windows do you have?

will on 4/12/2013: this would be a cool short seminar on how to back up your database, either by date or push of a button
Loretta Marsh on 4/12/2013: I have Windows XP

Reply from Richard Rost:

I would just use the Windows backup utility.

Jerry E Fordyce on 12/28/2013: Recycling in the computer sense really implies that it's broken to bits and the bits are reused, right? "It's gone for good." Thanks, Jerry

Reply from Richard Rost:

Not really. When you put something into the Recycle Bin it's just marked as "deleted" in the OS, but the file is really still there. It's not gone FOR GOOD until you empty the Recycle Bin. Even then it's still technically there until another file overwrites it. Windows cannot SECURELY delete a file without additional utilities. Skilled hackers / FBI guys can still retrieve the files.

Jerry Fordyce on 12/28/2013: I'm so envious of Richard having this information in his brain. My brain is working hard but I'll never catch up and I have studied FORTRAN and MS-DOS.

Reply from Richard Rost:

It's only because I do this ALL THE TIME. Keep learning, Jerry. You'll get it.

Jerry F on 12/29/2013: I keep working on it. My attentional and information processing deficit is overcome by rote learning. If I repeat the information many times, I finally get it. Jerry
Jerry F on 12/29/2013: This is a tough course, kind of like Psychology 101 which as tough as any graduate psychology course. Learning the basics is hard. Jerry
Jerry Fordyce on 12/30/2013: As I was saying, "Repetition is the mother of learning."
Jerry Fordyce on 12/31/2013: Why does Win 8.1 use only 1/10 of my 1TB HDD for the C drive? Why is the rest of the HDD for the D partition? How do I transfer data to the D drive if this is the way thing are? Thanks, Jerry
Jerry Fordyce on 12/31/2013: Let me joined the spelling nerd group. Yes, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language spells it, "hierarchy". I really want to know why Win 8.1 takes such a small partition of my HDD, 1/10th, when there's 1TB there.
Del huennekens on 4/13/2015: i am going in circles. how do i watch #110??

Reply from Alex Hedley:

The Windows Course List is here.

Windows 110 is part of the Windows XP, 98 Tutorials

The course Outline is here

It's on the Theatre Here

 

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