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Windows 7 Inside Out by Carl Siechert Ed Bott and Craig Stinson

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Chapter 8. Organizing Files and Information

Mastering Windows Explorer 268

Working with Libraries 282

Using Compressed (Zipped) Folders 288

Arranging Data in Windows Explorer 289

Managing File Properties and Metadata 299

In the beginning, there was the command prompt, which begat drive letters and path names. In those dark days, when floppy disks ruled the PC world and file names were a mere eight characters long with three-letter extensions, finding your stuff wasn't a particularly difficult task.

Today, thanks to long file names, rich file properties, and customizable metadata—not to mention multiterabyte data drives—the challenges of organizing data are considerably tougher. The robust search capabilities built into Windows 7 (which we discuss in ...

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