Working with Windows Explorer

Learn how to work with Windows XP Windows Explorer in this free lesson to find files and programs.

Exploring Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer is a file management tool that lets you create, rename, and delete folders. It also allows you to copy, print, move, delete, rename, and manage files.

To open Windows Explorer:

  1. Open My Documents.
  2. Click the Folders button on the Navigation toolbar.
  3. A list of folders opens in the left pane.

To explore Windows Explorer:

  1. With Windows Explorer open, scroll until you see the Control Panel icon in the left pane.
  2. Click the Control Panel icon. The contents (of the Control Panel folder) display in the right pane.
  3. Practice viewing other folders in the list.
  4. To close Windows Explorer, click the small black X in the upper right of the list OR click the Folder button.
Windows Explorer