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Windows 8.1 For Dummies by Andy Rathbone

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Chapter 5

Storage: Internal, External, and in the Sky

In This Chapter

arrow Managing files with the desktop’s File Explorer

arrow Navigating drives, folders, and flash drives

arrow Creating and naming folders

arrow Selecting and deselecting items

arrow Copying and moving files and folders

arrow Writing to CDs and memory cards

arrow Understanding Windows SkyDrive

Everybody hoped the new Start screen would simplify their work, finally transcending the complicated world of files and folders. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

Insert a flash drive or portable hard drive into your computer, and the Start screen dumps you onto the Windows desktop. There, File Explorer — the age-old digital filing cabinet — rears its head.

You’re stuck with File Explorer whenever you need to find folders inside your computer, outside your computer ...

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