Using Windows Explorer

You might need to be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to perform some tasks.

Windows Explorer displays the hierarchical structure of files, folders, and drives on your computer. It also shows any network drives that have been mapped to drive letters on your computer. Using Windows Explorer, you can copy, move, rename, and search for files and folders. For example, you can open a folder that contains a file you want to copy or move, and then drag the file to another folder or drive.

There are other places in Windows where you can view and work with files and folders. My Documents is a convenient place to store documents, graphics, or other files you want to access quickly. You can also view My Network Places, which lists other computers that are connected to your local area network (LAN) When you delete files or folders from your hard disk, Windows places them in the Recycle Bin, where you can retrieve them, until you empty the Recycle Bin. Files or folders deleted from a floppy disk or a network drive are permanently deleted and are not sent to the Recycle Bin.

Open Windows Explorer

Note

To open Windows Explorer, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer

For more information, click Related Topics

Related Topics

Recycle Bin overview

Change the name of a file or folder

Move files by dragging

Delete a file or folder

Copy a file or folder

Select multiple files and folders

Put a shortcut on the desktop

Assign a drive letter to a network computer or folder

Folder Options overview

Show or hide the toolbar in a folder window



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