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I. EXPLORER: Moving Files

Using My Computer or Explorer, you can use methods similar to those
you used for copying files for moving files - right clicking, using the toolbar,
using edit, cut on the menu bar, pressing control x on your keyboard, or
dragging your files to another location. Likewise, whatever your method,
you must first select the file (files) you wish to move.

Again, your task will be easier if you make the target directory visible
in your left pane before you select the file you wish to move. Navigating to
the right pane, you then make the source (the location to which you wish
to move the file) visible, and select the file.

1. Right click the file (or one of the selected files) you wish to move.
   Choose cut.
2. Navigate to the directory where you wish to move your file (files).
   Select it.
3. Right click that directory, and choose paste.

(Make sure your toolbar is visible. Check toolbar on the view menu)
1. With the file you are copying selected, click the cut icon on the toolbar.
2. Navigate to the directory folder where you wish to place your file (files).
    Select it.
3. Click the paste icon

1. With the file you are copying selected, choose edit, cut on the menu bar.
2. Navigate to the directory folder where you wish to place your file (files).
    Select it.
3. Choose edit, paste.

1. With the file you are copying selected, press and hold control, x (hold
    down control while you press the letter x).
2. Navigate to the directory where you wish to place your file (files).
    Select it.
3. Press control v (hold down control while your press v).

NOTE: You need both directories visible to use this option.

Click and hold on the file you wish to move and:
a) if moving it to the same drive, just drag it.
b) if moving to a different drive, hold down shift while you drag it.
    (Since Windows automatically copies rather than moves to
     different drives, hold down shift overrides this default.)
Drop your file precisely on the folder to which it will go.

J. Deleting Files

Deleting files and folders is easy - almost too easy. Here again, you have
several options:
a) select the file or folder and click the delete icon on your toolbar
b) select the file or folder and press the delete key (del)
c) right click the file or folder and choose delete.
d) drag the file and drop it in the recycling bin on your desktop

Unless you have indicated in the recycle bin that you wish all files that you
delete to be permanently deleted, and unless you are on a floppy drive,
deleting will merely send your files to the recycle bin, from where you can
permanently delete them later.

WARNING: When you delete a folder, you delete all files in that folder. Before
deleting a folder, be sure that it does not contain files you wish to keep!


1. Right click the Windowsnotes icon on your desktop, and delete it.
2. In Explorer, drive a, use file, delete to delete the practice file within
    your student folder.
3. In Explorer, drive a, use the delete key to delete the copy of your
    computer maintenance file within your student folder.
4. In Explorer, drag to move the computer maintenance file directly on
     drive a into the student folder on drive a.
5. Holding down control to select two files, select both the computer
and Windowsnotes files in your personal folder and drag
     them to the student folder.


1. In the Windows directory in Explorer, select your WindowsNotes file.
2. Holding shift (to move to a different drive), drag your WindowsNotes file
     from the Windows directory to your drive a (not a folder in drive a).
3. Within your personal folder on drive a, select all three files - click
    the first file, hold down shift, and click the last file.
4. Drag all three files directly to your drive a icon.
5. Making sure first that your two folders are empty, delete them by
    dragging them to the recycling bin. Your three files should now
    reside directly on your a drive.

NEXT:   Recycling Bin, Searching for Files etc.       continue


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