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Files are collections of information. In fact, almost all of the information stored in a computer is stored in a file. There are many different types of files, including operating system files, program files, and your own files.
Different types of files store different types of information. each file is given a filename and has a three-letters extension name that identifies the file type. The filename and filename extension are separated by a period (dot sign). For example, a document created using Word Pad might have the file name, letter to suyash.doc
Some common file name extensions are
With Windows XP, you can create a file using different programs such as Word Pad or Notepad.
To create a file using Notepad
To rename a file
The file is renamed. You can also delete files.
To delete a file
The file is moved to the Recycle Bin.
Folder is the location name that stores so many files. It is similar to the directory of MS-DOS. It is denoted with yellow box. To view the structure of a Windows XP folder, let's open a folder called My Documents.
To open and view the contents of the My Documents folder
All Windows XP folders include the following features:
At some point, you may want to create a folder within a folder. Here, practice creating a Class Nine folder in the My Documents Folder.
To create a new folder in the My Documents:
To rename a folder
To delete a folder
A drive, or disk drive, is hardware on which you can store files and folders. Disk drives are assigned a letter.
My Computer is another tool you can use to manage files and folders. With this tool, you can create, rename and move folders and copy, print, move, delete and rename files. It also allows you to gain access to other system tools.
To open My Computer
We will see all the working drives and details available on my computer.
A folder is also known as directory. It is table contents of disk. It contains sub folders, their size and modification date, etc.
My document is the default storage location of the files created in different application programs like MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-Access etc.
Recycle bin stores deleted files for folder temporarily. Deleted files can be restoring from Recycle bin. If we delete the file and folder from it, they are deleted permanently from the computer.
The drive which is automatically selected for reading, writing or searching operation is called default drive.