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3. Windows Explorer and Searching > 3.2. Working with Files and Folders

Working with Files and Folders

Isn’t it amazing how today’s powerful computers have turned people into . . . their own personal file clerks. Computers were supposed to eliminate this drudgery. Fortunately, Windows Explorer comes with a few built-in tools that give you better ways to manage your files and folders. This section reviews a handful of particularly useful tricks.

Instantly Jumping to a File or Folder

Using Windows Explorer to navigate to a particular file or folder can be tedious. Here’s a better way to get exactly where you want to go. If you’re in the left pane of Windows Explorer (also called the Folder pane), type the first letter or letters of the name of the folder you want to access. Windows transports you immediately to the correct place. If you’re inside a folder, type the first few letters of the name of the file you need.


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