Learn about folders and how they're used for file organization, explore terminology such as root folder, parent folder, and subfolder, and explore basic folder organization.
- [Instructor] A typical computer has thousands of files,…perhaps even hundreds of thousands.…Imagine looking at a single file in a list that large.…No, don't, because files are organized into containers…called folders.…This movie is about folders, and I show you…the different ways to display folders,…how the folders are organized, and navigating…between various folders.…The folder is really the heart of all file organization.…Historically, as computer storage capacity increased,…folders provided a natural solution to the problem…of dealing with a large quantity of files.…
The original term was directory, which made sense…for a text-mode operating system where files…were shown in a list.…As graphical computer operating systems became common,…the icon used for a directory of files was a folder,…and that made sense.…In a filing cabinet, files go into folders.…It's the same concept on a computer.…Files are individual containers for information.…Folders hold those containers, keeping them separate…from other folders and providing the basics…
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- Saving files
- Searching for files
- Renaming and moving files
- Organizing folders and subfolders
- Building libraries
- Creating an archive
- Working with storage, including removable, network, and cloud storage