Watch this video tutorial on how to create folders, organize files, cut, copy, and paste. It also shows you how to select multiple files at the same time so you can move them. You should read How to organize your computer filing system before watching this video.
This will also apply to Windows XP.
- To view your computer files in a folder by the date they were last modified, open a folder and on the View menu click Details. On the top of the column, click Date Modified.
- Choose to Arrange by File type to put all the similar computer files together. This is handy when you want to move files around as it makes it easy to select them all together.
- If you’re backing up your information to a CD or DVD, be sure to create labels for your CDs that in some way describe their contents. For example, you might title the CD “2007 backup of my documents” or be more specific with something like “2007 Email contacts, my docs, xmas photos, resume, downloads”
- After you delete an email, be sure to also clear out the deleted folder.
- In Microsoft Word, you can change the default folder to where files will be saved.
On the Tools menu, click Options, and click File Locations
In the list, click Documents, and then navigate to your main directory; in this example, C:/My Documents/word documents
- Hold down CTRL and click the mouse on the files you want to select. As long as you hold the CTRL key down you can keep adding files to your selection.
- When you create new folders you should name them with something that describes what will be kept in that folder. Naming new folders, new folder 1 and new folder 2 will not help with organizing your computer files.