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3. Windows Explorer and Searching

Chapter 3. Windows Explorer and Searching

You probably spend approximately half your life browsing through your hard disk, copying, moving, deleting, and searching for files. On a computer, those tasks ought to be less time-consuming then rifling through paper files and folders, and indeed, Windows XP offers good basic tools for handling electronic paperwork. But that’s all they are—basic tools.

The true power hound must master Windows Explorer, the utility that lets you navigate around your hard drive, as shown in Figure 3-1. This chapter teems with ways to turn this basic feature into a major workhorse. You’ll learn the most efficient ways to find, open, rearrange, name, and display the files and folders on your PC.


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