Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Windows 10 October 2018 Update Essential Training .
For the most part, you don't really need any specific exercise files to work through this course There are several places in the course where we will need some files to work with, and it might just be easy for you to use some documents that you already have on your computer. But if you don't have any documents or you don't want to use your own, then we have included some exercise files that you can work with. 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 have a course page open here on LinkedIn Learning. It's not the course that you're currently watching, it's one of the previous Windows 10 courses, but we can still use this to see how it works. When there is a course with downloadable exercise files included you will see a tab labeled exercise files. You can click on that and there's a link to download the exercise files from here. Now we're getting a bit of a preview of working in Edge, which is the web browser that comes with Windows 10. We're going to see how to download files here, but it's a preview of something we'll see later in the course in much more detail.
To download this file I simply click on it, then it will ask me if I want to save these files, which I do, so I'll click save. I'll need to give it some time to download, and when it's finished it should show me this message here. Now we need to go where these files have been downloaded to. They've been downloaded to the downloads folder on my hard drive. I can open that folder directly from here, or I could use the shortcut to file explorer here in the task bar, then use the shortcut on the side bar on the left to go to my downloads folder.
And we can see what we just downloaded. This is the file that we just downloaded from that course page, so you can see what it looks like, but this is the actual set of exercise files that we'll be using in this course. When you actually download this from the course page, it will have a longer name, something similar to this one up here. But this is the one we're going to work with. So here's how it works You're going to double-click on this. This is a zip file that contains lots of folders and other files, so to open it we double-click on it, and you'll see the contents. You'll probably see another folder like this, I want you to open up that one and keep opening folders until you see this list of folders here.
These are the exercise files that we're actually going to be working with in this course. And I don't want to open them directly from inside of this zip file. What I want to do is copy them to the documents folder on my hard drive. So I'm going to select the first one, hold the shift key on my keyboard as I click on the last one, that selects everything in between, and then I can simply drag all of these together to the shortcut to the documents folder here on the side bar. So I'll drag them over, give this a moment to copy those files over, and now I have everything I need in the documents folder on my hard drive.
As we go through this course, when I need to work with the exercise files, I'll have them here in my documents folder. So I suggest you copy them to the same place. So now we're all set with the exercise files for this course.
- Interacting with windows and menus
- Multitasking to switch between multiple applications
- Using Cortana, the digital assistant
- Working with email, contacts, and calendars
- Switching to tablet mode
- Managing files and folders with the File Explorer
- Using and installing apps
- Managing display and account settings
- Sharing data between devices
- Backing up Windows 10
- Protecting your computer from viruses
- Troubleshooting Windows 10
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 10/24/2018. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: signing in, shutting down, sleeping, and restarting your computer; using shortcuts to files and folders; and linking a phone to Windows.