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Beginning Windows 8 by Mike Halsey

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CHAPTER 5

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Organizing and Searching Your Computer

Our computing devices, be they desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, or new ultrabooks are all about content. We either make it or consume it, but we all have ever-growing quantities of it. You may store it on a network share, in the cloud, on an external hard disk, or on the computer’s hard disk or SSD (solid-state drive)—but there will probably be a lot of it wherever it is stored.

Of this content, you’ll likely have an ever-ballooning collection of digital photographs, a big music Library, and possibly a growing video collection. These files take a lot of space to store and can make finding ...

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