Using the Tutorial|
Once you have read (or printed) the instructions on this page, either:
- minimize your browser using the minimize button in the upper right corner [-]; it will still be active and connected, or
- close Netscape, disconnect your modem (to save billing time $$$!), and reopen it for the next lesson.
- You will need a floppy disk for this part of the tutorial. See Formatting a Floppy Disk if you need help formatting.
- Warning: Because you will be changing and deleting folders and files, it is best to create a "Practice" folder and a "Practice" file (or use fileX from the previous lesson) to work with so that you don't destroy any necessary folders or files on your computer.
- Read pages 74-75 (from lab book) for an overview on using folders.
- Work through Tasks 27-39 (lab book) while on a Windows 95 computer. Also, make sure to read through the Supplements found on this web page! You will need to master the tasks in order to pass the performance assessment.
Note: Task 27 - If you do not have a Dos folder, just select any other folder.
Supplement for Tasks 29 & 37 - You can copy a group of folders (or files) in a row by using the Shift key. Select the first file to be copied, hold down the Shift key, select the last file in the row to be copied and this should highlight the entire selection. You can now use the Copy command in the Edit menu or just drag the highlighted section of folders to your destination. You can also use this technique for deleting and moving folders (or files).
You can also use the keystroke shortcuts for copying and pasting:
Ctrl + C to copy something that has been highlighted or selected
Ctrl + V to paste
Supplement for Tasks 30 & 37 - The keystrokes Ctrl + X can also be used to "cut" a folder (or file). The folder (or file) can then be pasted (moved) somewhere else by using Ctrl + V.
` Supplement for Tasks 32 & 38 - There are three additional methods of deletion:
Supplement for Task 35 - Take a minute to hold your mouse pointer over each of the buttons. You will see a ToolTip appear that describes the function of the button. You click on the buttons to make them work.
- Select the folder (or file) you want to delete and then use the Delete key on the keyboard
- Right click on the folder (or file) you want to delete and select Delete from the shortcut menu
- Click and drag the folder (or file) to the Recycle Bin
Important Note: When you delete a folder, the contents of the folder go to the Recycle Bin. You will NOT see the folder, but will see each item that was in the folder.
Important Note: When you delete files from the A: drive, they are immediately deleted and cannot be recovered. They do NOT go to the Recycle Bin.
Most (perhaps all!) applications include their own toolbar(s) with each button representing a different function.
Supplement for Tasks 29, 30, 32, 37 & 38 - Note that files cannot be copied, moved or deleted when they are open.
- For additional information about Windows 95 File Management features, visit the following web pages:
- George and Mikes Guide to Windows 95 - File Management Using My Computer
- George and Mikes Guide to Windows 95 - File Management Using Windows Explorer
- File Management Using Windows Explorer by Russell Smith