Windows Explorer is the file management application in Windows. Windows Explorer can be used to navigate your hard drive and display the contents of the folders and subfolders you use to organize your files on your hard drive. Windows Explorer is automatically launched any time you open a folder in Windows XP. You can also […]

You should periodically delete any files or folders you don’t need to conserve space on your hard drive. Deleting a file in Windows is easy. Just select the file and press the Delete key on your keyboard. You will get an alert window asking you to confirm that you really want to delete the file. […]

A shortcut is a pointer to a file on your hard drive. This pointer can point to a program, a file, or a folder. The shortcut is a small file that takes very little space because it only has information about the location of the original file. It is not an exact copy of the […]

There are many ways to copy a file in Windows. The simplest way is by using the Copy command which can be accessed by right-clicking on a file and selecting the command from the context menu. You can then left click somewhere else in the window so that the file is no longer selected, right […]

To access the properties of a file or folder, right-click on it and select Properties. You can also Alt-click on a file or folder to access its properties. The General tab of the Properties dialog box will provide you with information such as the full path to the file or folder, its size, what application […]

There are many ways to rename a file in Windows. The easiest way is by right-clicking on the file and selecting Rename. You can then type a new name for your file and press enter to finish renaming it. A quicker way to rename a file is by first selecting it by left clicking on […]

Every file you create on Windows must have a file name. The file name uniquely identifies the file so you can find it when you browse the contents of your hard drive. Windows XP gives you a lot of flexibility for naming your files. Your file names can be up to 255 characters in length […]

There are two ways to save a new document in Windows: File, Save and File, Save As. The first time you save a new document these two menu options will work the same way and open up a Save As dialog box. In the Save As dialog box, you can provide a name for your […]

When you get a new message with an attachment you will see a paper clip icon next to that message’s subject line in your mailbox. You can open the message and use the appropriate menu option or shortcut to save the attached file(s) to your hard drive. In Outlook 2003 and Outlook Express, right-click on […]

An attachment is simply an additional file sent with an email message. An attachment can be an image file, a Word document, or one of many other supported file types. When your recipients open your message, they can double-click on the attached file to open it with the program assigned to that file type on […]

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