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Using Microsoft Windows Explorer in Windows 95, 98, 98SE, and XP

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In Windows Explorer, you can see both the hierarchy of folders on your computer and all the files and folders in each selected folder. This is especially useful for copying and moving files. You can open the folder that contains the file that you want to move or copy and then drag it to the folder in which you want to put it. To access programs quickly, you can make shortcuts to programs and put them on the desktop. The following sections explain how to use some of the basic functions of Windows Explorer.
The information in this document applies to Windows 95, 98, 98SE, and XP.

Finding Windows Explorer

To find Windows Explorer; click Start, Programs, and then Windows Explorer. The Exploring window will open. In Windows XP, click Start, All Programs, Accessories, and then Windows Explorer.

Seeing the hierarchy of folders on a hard disk drive

  1. Click Start, Programs, and then Windows Explorer.
  2. Click a folder on the left side of the window to display its contents on the right. Click the plus sign (+) to display more folders.
  3. To change the size of either side of the window, click and drag the bar that separates the two sides.
  4. To quickly open a folder and display its subfolders, double-click the folder on the left side of the window.
    Figure 1: Exploring Window

Coping files to another folder or hard disk drive

  1. In Windows Explorer, select the file or folder to copy.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Copy.
    Figure 2: Edit Menu
  3. Open the folder or disk for the copy to be placed in.
  4. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
    NOTE:To select more than one file or folder to copy, hold down the Ctrl key and then click the items that you want.

Moving files to another folder or hard disk drive

  1. In Windows Explorer, select the file or folder to move.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Cut.
    Figure 3: Edit Menu
  3. Open the folder or disk to put the copy in.
  4. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
    NOTE:To select more than one file or folder to move, hold down the Ctrl key and then click the items that you want.

Coping a file to a floppy disk

  1. Insert the disk in the floppy disk drive.
  2. In Windows Explorer, click the file to copy.
  3. On the File menu, click Send To, and then the drive (usually A:) to copy the file.
    Figure 4: File Menu

Creating a shortcut

You can put a shortcut to any program, document, or printer on your desktop or in any folder. Shortcuts are quick ways to get to the items that you use often. For example, you can create a shortcut to your printer by using the right mouse button to drag its icon to the desktop. Then, to print a file, just drag its icon onto the printer icon. Following are two different options you can use to create a shortcut.

Option 1: Create a shortcut and place it directly on the desktop

  1. In Windows Explorer, select the program or file to create the shortcut.
  2. On the File menu, click Send To, and then Desktop as Shortcut. A shortcut icon for the item will appear on the desktop.
Figure 5: File Menu

Option 2: Create a shortcut and place it in the current folder of the item for which you are creating the shortcut

You can also place the shortcut in the current folder of the item for which you are creating the shortcut. After it is created, the shortcut can be moved to its final location.
  1. In Windows Explorer, select the program or file to create the shortcut.
  2. On the File menu, click Create Shortcut. A shortcut for the item that was selected will appear in the same folder as the item for which a shortcut was created.
  3. Move the shortcut to its final destination folder, disk drive, or desktop.
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