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Part: 2 Getting to Know Windows XP > File Management Basics

Chapter 5. File Management Basics

In this Chapter

  • Creating file folders

  • Saving files to folders

  • Moving, copying, and deleting files and folders

  • Backing up files

  • Searching for files

Anybody who has ever organized a home filing system or worked in an office knows that there's a place for everything and that it's important that you get all your documents in the right place or you'll be in chaos. The same is true of computer files. You have to know where to find the work you've done and how to avoid confusing multiple versions of the same document. Organizing your computer files involves two key steps: naming and storing files in a logical way.

Luckily, Windows already supplies a structure for filing computer documents, and it's essentially a variation on that old metal filing cabinet you're so familiar with. In this chapter, you'll open your virtual filing cabinet and see what's inside; you'll also learn about the importance of backing up computer files on a regular basis.


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