Familiarize yourself with the Windows 8 desktop so you can navigate with File Explorer, pin apps, manage open windows, and more.
To work with the files and folders on your computer, you'll use the File Explorer app. In File Explorer, you can navigate to different folders, open files, delete files, and more.
If you want to access your files from any computer, you may want to store your files online (in the cloud). To learn more, check out our lesson on Using OneDrive with Windows 8.
If you see the file you want, you can double-click it. Otherwise, you can use the Navigation pane on the left side of the window to select a different location.
Windows 8 uses a Recycle Bin to prevent you from accidentally deleting files. When you delete a file, it is simply moved to the Recycle Bin. If you change your mind, you can move the file back to its original location. If you're sure you want to permanently delete the file, you will need to empty the Recycle Bin.
For more tips on working with files, check out our lesson on Managing Your Files and Folders.