Using the Windows Explorer

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Using the Windows Explorer

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The Windows Explorer is a program used to view and manipulate files and folders in the Windows environment. In its most useful form, it displays the directory/folder hierarchy in a TreeView to the left, and the folders and files contained in the selected folder, in a ListView to the right.


It is a very powerful and convenient tool, unfortunately its default settings are very bad. In the following topics we will show you how to customize your version of Windows Explorer and get the most out of it :


Create shortcuts so it opens to the folder you want.


Customize its appearance, so it looks, and stays, like the above screenshot.


Work with files and folders : copy, move, delete, rename, ...


Related topics : Keyboard Shortcuts and Windows and Dialogs.

Topic 171340 updated on 07-Jul-2003.
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