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Operating System Basics

I. How do I create a folder on Windows95 or 98?
(According to the help menu in Windows 95)

II. How can I find a file on Windows95 or 98?
(According to the help menu in Windows95)

III. How do I create a folder on Windows XP?
(According to the help menu in Windows XP)

IV. How can I find a file on Windows XP?
(According to the help menu in Windows XP)

 

I. To create a folder on Windows95 or 98...

1.  Click the Start button at the bottom left side of your task bar

2.  Click Help

3.  Click the Contents Tab (if it isn't already selected)

4.  Click Exploring Your Computer

5.  Click Files and Folders

6.  Click Managing Files

7.  Click Create a Folder

And...this is what you will see:

To create a folder

Click the drive in Windows Explorer where you want to create the new folder.

On the File menu, point to New, and then click Folder.

The new folder appears with a temporary name.

Type a name for the new folder, and then press ENTER.

Note

If you want to create a new folder within a folder, click the folder and then follow steps two and three above.

 

II. To find a file on Windows95 or 98?
(According to the help menu in Windows95)

1.  Click the Start button at the bottom left side of your task bar

2.  Click Help

3.  Click the Contents Tab (if it isn't already selected)

4.  Click Exploring Your Computer

5.  Click Files and Folders

6.  Click Searching For Files

7.  Click Find a File or Folder

And...this is what you will see:

To find a file or folder

  1. Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.

  2. In Named, type all or part of the file name.

    Enter a word or phrase in Containing text if you do not know the name of a file but know a distinctive word or phrase it contains.

    If you want to specify the location to start the search, click Browse.

  3. Click Find Now.

Note

III. To create a folder on Windows XP?

1.  Click the Start button at the bottom left side of your task bar

2.  Click Help and Support

3.  Under Pick A Topic, Click Windows basics

4.  Click Core Windows Tasks

5.  Click Working With Files and Folders

6.  Click Create a New Folder

And...this is what you will see:

To create a new folder

1. Open My Documents.

2. Under File and Folder Tasks, click Make a new folder.
A new folder is displayed with the default name, New Folder, selected.

3. Type a name for the new folder, and then press ENTER.

 Notes

To open My Documents, click Start, and then click My Documents.
You can also create a new folder by right-clicking a blank area in a folder window
or on the desktop, pointing to New, and then clicking Folder.

IV. To find a file on Windows XP?

1.  Click the Start button at the bottom left side of your task bar

2.  Click Help and Support

3.  Under Pick A Topic, Click Windows basics

4.  Click Core Windows Tasks

5.  Click Working With Files and Folders

6.  Click Create a New Folder

And...this is what you will see:

To search for a file or folder

Click Start, and then click Search.

Click All files and folders.

Important

If you do not see All files and folders, you have probably changed your default search behavior.

1. Click Change preferences.

2. Click Change files and folders search behavior.

3. Click Standard, and then click OK.

4. Click All files and folders.

Type part or all of the name of the file or folder, or type a word or phrase that is in the file.

If you do not know either piece of information or want to narrow your search further, select one or more of the remaining options:

In Look in, click the drive, folder, or network you want to search.

Click When was it modified? to look for files that were created or modified on or between specific dates.

Click What size is it? to look for files of a specific size.

Click More advanced options to specify additional search criteria.

Click Search.

Notes

If you get too many results, try using additional search criteria to make your search more specific.

 

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