Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Windows 10 Essential Training.
- If you are a premium member of lynda.com, you have to the Exercise files used throughout this title. In most lynda.com courses, we assume that you know how to download and unzip the Exercise files from the course page on lynda.com. But if you're watching Windows 10 Essential Training, you may not be familiar with downloading and unzipping files from the web. So let's take a look at that process. I have lynda.com open here. I'm logged in to my account on lynda.com, and I'm looking at the course page for one of the courses.
This is not the course page for Windows Essential Training, but we can use this course page to see how to download Exercise files. Whenever there's a course that has Exercise files included, there will be a link here to download the Exercise files. So if I click on this, and then click on this link right here, it will download those Exercise files to my computer. Now, later in this course, we'll talk about how to use the Edge web browser to download files from the web, so I'm giving you a little preview of that here. Also, in the File Explorer chapter, we're going to talk about how to unzip zip files.
So, again, we're getting a little preview of that. So now once these files finish downloading, I can show you how to access them on your hard drive, and unzip the files so you can use them. Now the Exercise files for this course have finished downloading. And this will look a little bit different, depending on which web browser you're using, but there should be some way to go to your Downloads folder, which is the default location where your downloads are stored. In this case, I can hit this button that says View downloads, and then I'll hit Open folder...
and that will open a window to File Explorer, where I can see the contents of my Downloads folder. Now, another way to do this would simply be to close your web browser, open up File Explorer by going to the Start menu, and hitting File Explorer. On the left side, under the category This PC, click the little triangle next to that, and choose Downloads. So you can see I have two zip files here. I have the zip file that I just downloaded from lynda.com, and just so you can see what it looks like, this is the zip file that you'll find on the course page for Windows 10 Essential Training.
To open up a zip file, all you need to do is double-click on it... then I see the contents of this zip file, which is a folder. And I'm just going to drag this folder to my Downloads folder, and when I go back to my Downloads folder, now I can see the zip file that I downloaded, and the folder that I got from that zip file. I can double-click on that, and I can see all of the files and folders included in that zip file. Later in this course, we'll use some of these files and folders.
In the File Explorer chapter, we're going to talk about how we can sort these into other folders on my hard drive, and they'll come up every now and then through the rest of the course, just as examples of documents that I can open and work with. If you are a monthly member or annual member of lynda.com, you don't have access to the Exercise files, but you can easily follow along from scratch with your own assets. So let's get started.
Learn all the essential features of Windows 10. This comprehensive course covers everything you need to know to install Windows, customize it to your liking, and start working with files and applications. Author Nick Brazzi shows how to manage folders, use Cortana to search and navigate, browse the web with the new Microsoft Edge browser, and work with Mail, Calendars, and People (aka contacts).
Plus, learn about sharing via a home network, multiuser configurations, security and privacy, and troubleshooting Windows.
- Installing or upgrading to Windows 10
- Connecting to the Internet
- Launching, quitting, and managing applications
- Creating, copying, moving, and renaming files and folders
- Zipping and unzipping files
- Using Cortana to search
- Browsing the web with Edge
- Sending email
- Installing new apps
- Sharing files over home networks
- Backing up and restoring files
- Configuring Windows updates
- Using Windows Defender
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 05/02/2017. What changed?
A: A new video was added that helps you confirm which version of Windows 10 you’re running, to ensure that you’re choosing the right training course.
1. Getting Started
2. Launching and Managing Applications
3. File Explorer: The Windows Filing Cabinet
4. Using Cortana to Search
5. Browsing the Web with Edge
6. Working with Mail, People, and Calendar
7. Using the Other Bundled Apps
8. Installing Applications
Setting application defaults6m 36s
9. Essential Settings and Customization
10. Account Settings
11. Sharing with Home Networks
Using Remote Desktop4m 54s
12. Backing Up and Restoring
13. Troubleshooting and Updating
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