Use the Windows 7 search and Windows 7 libraries features to find files on your computer. This free lesson teaches you how.
Understanding Windows Explorer will help you navigate through your content and work with your files and folders in an easy manner.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about the Windows Explorer interface.
The Details pane allows you to view additional information and add tags and ratings to the currently selected item.
Use the Back and Forward buttons to navigate between folders.
Shortcuts will appear in the toolbar depending on the item types in the Library pane.
Use the Address bar to see the path of the current folder.
Items can now be organized by Libraries.
Depending on the Library, you can arrange content by month, day, rating, and more.
Use the search bar to search for specific files or folders.
Click to see a preview of items in your folders.
Click to change the way items are displayed.
You can access folders in the traditional way using tiered stacks of content in the Navigation pane.
You have several options for how you can view content in your folders. For example, you may prefer seeing Details when viewing file documents and Extra Large Icons when viewing pictures.
Depending on the Library, you can Arrange content by month, day, rating, and other factors.