The animated simulation displayed on this page is one of the topics in the course entitled Computer Basics. It is from the lesson entitled Computer Operating Systems. The name of this topic is Performing Basic File Operations. Following is the introduction to this simulation: This simulation guides you through the following procedures:

Step 1: To view a program that is installed on a computer, click the Start button, and then click All Programs.

Step 2: To open WordPad, click Accessories, and then click WordPad.

Step 3: To add text in the document, in the Document - WordPad window, for the purposes of this exercise, press SPACEBAR to have the text typed for you.

Step 4: To save the document, click the File menu, and then click Save As.

Step 5: To name the document, in the Save As dialog box, in the File name box, for the purposes of this exercise, press SPACEBAR to have the name typed for you, and then click Save.

Step 6: To close the Sample file, click the Close button.

Step 7: To view a different program, click the Start button, and then click All Programs.

Step 8: To open Windows Explorer, click Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.

Step 9: To open the Sample file, double-click Sample.

Step 10: To close the file, click the Close button.

Step 11: To delete the Sample file, ensure that the Sample file is selected, click Organize, and then click Delete.

Step 12: To confirm that you want to send the file to the Recycle Bin, in the Delete File message box, click Yes.

Step 13: To close Windows Explorer, click the Close button.

Step 14: To restore the Sample file to its original location, double-click Recycle Bin.

Step 15: In the Recycle Bin window, click Sample, and then click Restore this item.

This concludes the animated simulation.

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