- [Instructor] If you are a premium subscriber, then you have access to the exercise files used in this course. I have provided some files that you can use as you go but using the exact files that I provide is not strictly necessary. It might be easier for you to use your own files but, if you just need a few files to work with, or if you want to follow along with exactly the same files I use then you can use these exercise files. In most of our courses, we assume that you know how to download and unzip the exercise files from the course page 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'm going to go into my web browser where I have a course page open. This is not the course page for Windows 10 Essential Training but we can still see how this process works. When there is a course with downloadable exercise files, you should see a link for this tab right here labeled Exercise Files. Of course, if I click on that, we see the link to download that file. So, I'm going to click on that and confirm that I do want to save this file.
Now, it's going to take a little bit of time to download that file to my computer. When it's finished, it gives me a few options. I can open the file I just downloaded, view my downloads but what I really want to do is open the folder to see where these just downloaded and that will take me to the Downloads folder on my hard drive in File Explorer. Now, let me close both of these windows just so we can see another way of getting to that. I can click on File Explorer down here in the taskbar to open that up and I can use the shortcut on the sidebar on the left to go to Downloads.
Just another way of getting to it and we'll see more how to use File Explorer later in this course. So, what I just downloaded is this file. Now, the icon next to it looks like a folder but, if you look really close it's a folder with a zipper on it. This is a zip file. It's one file that contains several other files or it may contain a folder which contains several other files. What I need to do is open up this zip file and then copy the files contained inside of it into a place where I can work with them. So all I need to do is double-click on this zip file and I can see the contents.
Now, in this case, the contents are just a folder. I recommend you do not just open this folder and start working with it inside of the zip file. Instead, I recommend you copy this folder out to somewhere else and keep in mind these are the exercise files for a different course so the folder you're looking at will have slightly different wording. So, to copy these out, I could just drag this folder maybe to my desktop or I'm going to just drag it right back to the Downloads folder itself. Drag it there. Let it go. You could drag it to any other folder if you want it somewhere else but, as we go through the rest of the course, we'll be referring to it in the Downloads folder.
Once that's copied out, we can go back to the Downloads folder again by clicking that shortcut on the sidebar. So, now, to re-cap what we have here. Here's the file that we downloaded. Here is the folder that we just pulled out and copied from that file. So, I'm going to delete this zip file. We no longer need that. I can always download it again if I do need it. So, here are the Exercise Files that we just downloaded a moment ago. Now, this other folder that I have here, these are the Exercise Files that I'll be using for the rest of this course and, when you download the Exercise Files for this course, you'll have something very similar to this folder.
From here, you can open up the folder. You'll see there are a bunch of other sub-folders. You can open those up and those contain a bunch of files that we'll be working with as we go through this course. So, those are the Exercise Files that I've provided for this course. You can download them if you need them and now we're ready to get started.
- Launching applications
- Interacting with windows, menus, and ribbons
- Multitasking to switch between multiple applications
- Switching to tablet mode
- Managing files and folders with the File Explorer
- Browsing the web with Edge
- Working with email, contacts, and calendars
- Using and installing apps
- Managing display and account settings
- Backing up Windows 10
- Troubleshooting Windows 10
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 12/08/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: understanding essential folder structure, including the user folder; using shortcuts to files and folders; and creating 3D objects in Paint 3D.