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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 by Paul McFedries

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Workaday File and Folder Maintenance

Now that you and File Explorer are getting acquainted, it’s time to put this digital domestic to good use. Specifically, the next few sections show you how to use File Explorer to perform no fewer than nine workaday chores for files and folders: creating, selecting, copying, moving, renaming, previewing, deleting, compressing, and burning.

Creating a New File, Folder, or Library

If you want to manufacture a shiny new file for yourself, the best way to go about it is to run the appropriate application and select that program’s File>New command. (Note, too, that most programs—including Windows 8 WordPad and Notepad accessories—create a new file for you automatically when you start them.) You then select the ...

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