Review the way Windows organizes drive C and explore the Windows folder, Program Files, and Users to see how things are organized by the operating system.
- [Narrator] The PC must have a primary storage device,…a boot disk, from which the Windows…operating system is loaded.…That device becomes Drive C in Windows.…It might be the computer's only hard drive.…It might be one of several.…It's most definitely home to Windows,…programs, and your personal files.…This movie explores the role…of the computer's primary mass storage device.…I cover a wee bit of history, then explore…how Drive C is organized, and show…how such organization can demonstrate…how to organize your own files, folders, and projects.…
Perhaps the most obvious question to ask about Drive C,…the one you may not have considered, is, why Drive C?…Why not Drive A or Drive 1 for that matter?…The first PC, a long time ago,…came with a floppy drive, Drive A.…To help manage floppy disks,…most PCs had a second floppy drive, B.…You used Drive A to boot the computer,…or it would hold a program disk.…And Drive B held a data disk.…In order to not rock the existing storage paradigm,…when the IBM PC XT was introduced,…
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- Recall which tab to select to see additional details about files and folders.
- Determine the hierarchy of folders.
- Explain how to create a shortcut on your desktop.
- Summarize the steps taken to add files from a folder to the Documents library.
- Recognize the benefits of file compression.
- List three common storage device formats.
Skill Level Beginner
1. Understand File Basics
2. Organize Projects
3. Control Mass Storage
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