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When renaming a file there are a few things to consider. Files, like folders, can contain up to 255 characters excluding /:*?"<> characters.
Do "NOT" change last 3 characters (extension) of filename. Windows looks at this extension to associate document with a specific application.
To change a file name, first select particular file. For example: say you have a file named "FOLLOWUPS" and you would like to change name to "FOLLOWUP LETTERS". Select "FOLLOWUPS" file in your contents window (right side of Explorer window). Click on File menu and select RENAME. The file name becomes encircled indicating you can now type in new name. You can now type in "FOLLOWUP LETTERS" and you have successfully changed file name.
Until you become an advanced user I would suggest that you avoid moving program and system files. However, your personal data files you can rearrange to to meet your filing needs. Select file or folder you want to copy or move. You can do this with more than one file or folder at a time. To select nonadjacent items, hold down CTRL key and click items you want to select. For adjacent items hold down Shift key while you select items.
On Edit menu, click Copy to copy file, or click Cut to move file. Double-Click folder in which you want to place file that is being moved or copied. On Edit menu, click Paste. The file will now appear in its new location.
The drive and folder containing files to be copied are called source drive and source folder. Respectively, drive and folder to which files are to be copied are called destination drive and destination folder.
The method of copying files to a floppy disk is same procedure as copying a file to a folder. Select file to be copied, go to Edit menu and click Copy: Select 3½ Floppy:A as your destination drive by double-clicking on its icon. On file menu select paste and file will be copied to floppy disk. It is a wise to make backup copies of your important files on a floppy disk. In event of a computer crash or should you accidentally delete an file, valuable information will not be lost. To find files in Windows Explorer, click on TOOLS in menu bar. When tools drop down menu appears select FIND and then click on Files and Folders. The Find: All Files dialog box appears. Type name of file you are trying to locate in Named box. Click Find Now button. Windows is now searching for file indicated by rotating magnifying glass under New Search button.
Windows Explorer is application program that allows you to view contents of computer, hierarchy of folders on computer, and files and folders in each folder.
Windows Explorer allows you to manage your electronic filing system to suit your preferences. You can copy, move, rename, or delete files and create back-up files on a floppy disk. As you create new folders, strive to develop a filing system that will allow easy access to all your computer projects.
As you create new files and folders, you many want to move them or copy them to a different location. Until you become an advanced user avoid moving program files.
When trying to locate a file remember you can use Find command in Windows Explorer. You can also use Find command on start menu, which will also open Find Files and Folders dialog box.
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