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Microsoft® Windows 7 In Depth by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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5. Managing Files and Searching

What’s New in Windows Explorer

Chapter 4, “Using the Windows 7 Interface,” touched on the two applications that allow you to view and manipulate files, folders, libraries, and other computer information: Computer and Windows Explorer. You may remember that Computer was dubbed My Computer in Windows XP, and both Computer and Windows Explorer are present in Windows 7 with many of the same functions and features as in Vista, XP, and previous versions of Windows. For example, you can use the built-in tools in Computer and Windows Explorer to move, copy, delete, rename, and create new files and other items on your computer.

Indeed, Computer and Windows Explorer have nearly identical interfaces and options. If you’re ...

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