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How to Use Filing Cabinet & File Explorer windows 10.

How to Use Filing Cabinet & File Explorer windows 10.

Understanding Filing Cabinet & File Explorer windows 10 is very important and valuable. So, I will focus on it in this article. Where I have discussed following topics.

File-Explorer-windows-10

  • Browsing.
  • Structure.
  • Custom.
  • Under Understanding Copying & Moving Files and Folders.
  • External.
  • Delete.
  • Shortcuts.
  • Desktop.
  • Zip.

Browsing.

Most people store documents, pictures, and another type of files on the hard drive of their computers like file cabinet it is easy setup a clean organized filing system but it is just easy to task file in at where they are.

I recommended everybody takes the time understand how files and folders are stored in hard drive.

Hard drive and keep it will organize the system. File explorer windows 10 is the tool that you use to browse to the files and folders on your hard drive of the computer, therefore, we use it.

Right, Click on the start button.

File Explorer windows 10

Or.

Simple click on start and click on File Explorer Windows 10.

 browsing

Sidebar. (on left).

 sidebar

The large area which shows contents (at the center).

 show contents

Path bar. (appear near the top) this shows me the top.

 this PC

So now let’s start with the sidebar.

Click on.

This PC (this is a good starting point front of file filing cabinet).

When you click on this PC arrow then you will see more contents like below image.

 this PC more options

Under this PC, you will see popular folders and drives on my computer.

If you click on any drive you will see contents of drives where folders are available.

C drive is main filing cabinet area.

If you want to open any folder so double, click on it.

When you will work on any folder I mean to go inside see it on path bar. You can easily navigate the path bar.

navigate path

If you click on any folder you will jump directly to that folder and will see the related folder.

There are also Back, Forward, and Up buttons are used to go back and forward folders.

Structure.

As you are browsing a rounding file explorer windows 10. It is really easy to open folders in see inside. But if you just start with windows. You probably do not know in these folders are and what files they contain or which are important that seems to be a lot of staff here what is important and what should you care about and what should you avoid.

 Structure

When you open Drive c, then you will see a bunch of folders.

You do not touch most folders as I also do not touch the most folders.

Preflogs and windows you do need to go there.

These are the folders Windows stores itself.

Program files: – these where your applications store. When you install new programs on your computer. They will be installed one of these folders. You can open the folder and go inside and open the application. But most people start from the start menu.

Most people do not go these folders without the advanced user.

There is one folder which is users we have to take care about. (users).

When you setup your computer you create a user account. This is name and password you log in your computer.

Custom.

So far we have been using essentials of File Explorer windows 10 interface and that makes sense it is always done. It is taking look around.

When you click on file you will get traditional icons.

Custom

Ribbon.

 Ribbon

If you click outside than ribbon goes away.

 outside than ribbon

 outside than ribbon 2

outside than ribbon share

 outside than ribbon view

outside than ribbon manage

Under Understanding Copying & Moving Files and Folders.

How to copy a file or folder:

Click that file or folder which you want to copy.
Click Edit Copy. (Ctrl + C).
OR.

Right-click on the file or folder and select Copy.
Then.

Give the Location of your file or folder which you want to copy and select Edit Paste. (Ctrl + V).
OR.

Right-click on the file or folder and choose Paste.
How to Move Files and Folders.

To move files and folders:

Click the file or folder you want to cut.
OR.

Choose Edit Cut. (Ctrl + X).
OR.

Right-click the file or folder and choose Cut.
Then.

Give the Location of your file or folder which you want to copy and select Edit Paste. (Ctrl + V).
OR.

Right-click the file or folder and choose Paste.
If you want to move or copy more than one file or folder.

You have to need to copy or move more than one file or folder.

For doing this do the following steps:

1.      select those files or folders with pressing the ctrl key which you want to move or copy.

2.      After selecting files or folders will be darkened.

3.      Use above methods which were explained for moving and copying.

Standing Copying & Moving Files and Folders.

How to copy a file or folder:

Click that file or folder which you want to copy.
Click Edit Copy. (Ctrl + C).
OR.

Right-click on the file or folder and select Copy.

Then.

Give the Location of your file or folder which you want to copy and select Edit Paste. (Ctrl + V).
OR.

Right-click on the file or folder and choose Paste.
How to Move Files and Folders.

To move files and folders:

Click the file or folder you want to cut.
OR.

Choose Edit Cut. (Ctrl + X).
OR.

Right-click the file or folder and choose Cut.

Then.

Give the Location of your file or folder which you want to copy and select Edit Paste. (Ctrl + V)
OR

Right-click the file or folder and choose Paste.
If you want to move or copy more than one file or folder.

You have to need to copy or move more than one file or folder.

For doing this do the following steps:

4.      select those files or folders with pressing the ctrl key which you want to move or copy.

5.      After selecting files or folders will be darkened.

6.      Use above methods which were explained for moving and copying.

 move copy paste

To move a file or folder from one window to another, drag it there while holding down the right mouse button. Select the Traveler file.

 move

External

It’s very normal to connect external storage device to your computers like external hard drive or USB or memory stick, almost everything you know about file explore works and accessing your file and folders in external drive.

Let’s connect USB drive.

 External

 External 2

Use one last option.

 flash drive

To see the contents of USB memory stick.

1.       File explorer.

2.       Double click on the USB drive.

3. flash drive

Remove USB memory stick.

1.       Click on show hidden icons from the taskbar.

2. open drive option from taskbar

Delete.

As you are working with your files in file explorer. You need to delete some files.

Select the file of folder.

 delete

or.

Right click on file or folderèdelete or Press delete key from the keyboard.

After deleting the file does not complete delete it goes to recycle bin from there you can restore.

If you want to delete completely.

Select file.

 permanently delete

from file explorer.

Or press shift+enter.

When your files go to recycle bin there is an option delete permanently.

Now file or folder will not go to recycle bin.

There are many third party software where you can recover deleted files and folders.

Shortcuts.

There are lots of ways of shortcuts to access files and folders quickly.

Pinning is also the example of the shortcut. Which we have learned in previously.

Create a shortcut.

Right click on the folder or file.

Creates the shortcut.

 Shortcuts

Not only you can create shortcuts of file and folder but also you can also create shortcuts of applications.

short cut sign

A little tiny arrow shows shortcut sign.

I can drag and keep it anywhere, where I want.

You can open the shortcut of the file, folder or application by double clicking on it.

Delete shortcut.

1.       Select file or folder or application.

2.       Use delete key from the keyboard.

Noted: just you delete shortcut but not real file folder or application.

Desktop.

If you are starting a new computer for the first time chances are there is nothing on your desktop. But if you using your computer while probably stuff there. You can also save the files directly to the desktop.

I advise, don’t put much stuff/file on your desktop.

Firstly your desktop is empty and you can go to any folder.

Select files.

Drag to the desktop.

View.

Desktop

Sort by.

Right click on desktop.

 Sort by shortcut

View and sort by commands can also be used with any folder, where files and folder are available.

Zip.

If you download the file from internet or if you share and receive a lot of files from other people. You probably going to see the zip file.

A zip file if one file. That actually compress package that contains several other files. Instead of sending you a lot of individual files I might instead zip those files into the single zip file and send that in single one file to you.

So let’s see how you send a zip file to a package and how you can unzipped file. When you receive them.

How zip folder.

1.       File Explorer.

2.       Open that folder which you want to zip and select that folder.

3.       Share.

4.       Zip.

5.Zip

When you click the zip than zip folder will be created like below image.

1.       File Explorer.

2.       Open that folder which you want to unzip.

3.       Extract.

4.Extract

 

OR.

 Unzip the folder

Unzip the folder (open zipped folder).

WinRAR is mostly is used for zipping.

 

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