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- Install, Update and Activate
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Storage, files and folders
Move files to your Surface
Find out how to add music, pictures, videos, and documents to your Surface.
Share files on a home network or on your Surface
Learn how to share and access picture, music, video, and document files on a home network. Find out how to access a shared printer using a homegroup.
Which file types are supported on Surface?
Find out which audio, video, and image file types your Surface can play and display.
Choose the programs Windows uses by default
You can choose the program that Windows uses automatically when you open files, such as a song, movie, photo, or webpage. Find out how.
How to work with files and folders Windows.com
File Explorer (previously called Windows Explorer) helps you work with files and folders on your OneDrive, PC, and network.
Delete files using Disk Cleanup Windows.com
Use this tool to delete temporary files and system files, empty the Recycle Bin, and remove a variety of other items that you might no longer need.
Library basics Windows.com
Use libraries to access files from one convenient place, regardless of where they’re stored.
Libraries FAQ Windows.com
Here are answers to some common questions about libraries in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
Set up a drive for File History Windows.com
Use File History to back up files in your Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders.
Restore files or folders using File History Windows.com
Browse through your File History timeline, and restore lost or deleted files - or earlier versions of files. Here's how.
If something goes wrong in File History Windows.com
Learn how to use the Action Center to fix problems with File History.
Share photos, links and more
Use the Share charm to share links, photos, and more from your Microsoft Surface.
Find PCs, devices, and content on your network Windows.com
Learn how to find shared files, printers, and other resources when you connect to a network.
Share a printer Windows.com
Learn how to share a printer on your network so that other people can print to it.
Surface storage options
Find out about storage options for Microsoft Surface - where you can store your music, pictures, videos, and documents.
Apps and software that come with your Surface use a significant amount of disk space. Find out how much storage is available for your photos, music, videos, and other files. Learn how to add more storage space.
Create a USB recovery drive
Find out how to create a USB recovery drive and increase available disk space on your Surface.
Set up automatic back up for your files
Use OneDrive or turn on File History to back up all your files. Learn how to set up an external hard drive, flash drive, or network location and start using it.
Using OneDrive on Surface
You can easily save your files to OneDrive on your Surface and get to them from any of your devices.
OneDrive FAQ Windows.com
Learn how to use popular features of OneDrive, free online storage that's built into Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
Remember passwords and fill out web forms in Internet Explorer Windows.com
Use AutoComplete to save passwords and other info that you frequently enter on sites and learn how to manage this feature in your Internet Explorer settings.
Share files and folders and change permissions
You can use OneDrive to share photos, Microsoft Office documents, and other files with people. Learn how to make them accessible wherever you sign on with your Microsoft account.