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Searching for Workbooks in Excel 2007

If you want to open a workbook in Office Excel 2007, but can’t remember the filename or location, you can use the Search feature to find the missing workbook. To use Excel's Search feature, you only need [more…]

Compressing a Folder in NTFS5

Windows XP supports more file systems than any other Microsoft operating system, and each file system has its own set of features and foibles. Choosing the appropriate file system for a given situation [more…]

How to Search for a File in Windows Vista

Use the Search function in Windows Vista to search for and find a lost file — you can search for a file even if you don't remember its entire name. Windows Vista makes it easy to find lost files, which [more…]

How to Locate Files and Folders in My Computer in Windows Vista

Using My Computer in Windows Vista can help you locate and open files and folders stored on your hard drive or storage media, such as a CD-ROM. But to open any file, you have to find it first, and accessing [more…]

Save a Document

When you are finished working with a document, you will want to save the document. You can save the document to your hard drive, a CD, or a flash drive, for example. [more…]

Finding Locate Files and Folders in Windows Explorer Using Windows XP

To open any file, you have to find it first, and files and folders in Windows XP is quite simple, using Windows Explorer. If you know where to look, you can follow a path in Windows XP to the file that [more…]

How to Locate Files and Folders in My Computer Using Windows XP

Using My Computer in Windows Vista can help you locate and open files and folders stored on your hard drive or storage media, such as a CD-ROM. But to open any file, you have to find it first. Accessing [more…]

Finding Files and Folders in Windows Explorer Using Windows Vista

To open any file, you have to find it first; and finding files and folders in Windows Vista is quite simple, using Windows Explorer. If you know where to look, you can follow a path to any file in Windows [more…]

See What’s Inside a Folder in Windows Vista

To see what’s inside a folder, either in the Computer folder or on Vista’s desktop, just double-click that folder’s picture. A new window pops up, showing what’s inside that folder. Spot another folder [more…]

How to Delete a File

To delete a file, select it and press the Delete key on your keyboard. When deleting a file, you can also use the Delete command on the Organize toolbar button’s menu. Or, if you can see the Recycle Bin [more…]

Save Your Edited Movie or Slide Show

When you’ve finished editing your clips, you’ll want to save your edited movie or slide show, and Windows Movie Maker can help. Click the Publish Movie button from Movie Maker’s toolbar. The program offers [more…]

How to Delete a File or Folder in Windows Vista

Knowing how to delete files and folders that you no longer need will help you keep your Windows Vista computer from becoming too cluttered. Although most Vista computers have large hard drives, computers [more…]

How to Create a Shortcut to a File or Folder in Windows Vista

Creating a desktop shortcut to a file or folder in Windows Vista eliminates the need to work your way through Windows Explorer. In Vista, a shortcut is an icon that you can double-click that takes you [more…]

How to Compress Files in Windows Vista

Creating a compressed file or folder in Windows Vista is a good way to deal with a collection of files. Compressing your files or folders can have a number of beneficial effects. First, you save disk space [more…]

How to Add a File to Your Favorites List in Windows Vista

You can quickly and simply add a file to your Favorites list in Windows Vista. Most people think of the favorites list as simply Internet links, but you can also add a link to your favorite files, folders [more…]

How to Allow Access to the Public Folders in Windows Vista

Although you probably don't want random people looking through your personal files, there are some files that you will want to share with others in your home or workgroup. You can share these files by [more…]

How to Create a Desktop Shortcut in Windows Vista

To help you work more efficiently, you'll want to know how to create a desktop shortcut in Windows Vista. Think of your Windows desktop like your physical workspace. To keep your workflow efficient, you'll [more…]

How to Assign a Template to a Folder in Windows Vista

Typically, Vista looks at the contents of a folder and then decides what kind of template to apply to the folder. But did you know that you can tell Windows Explorer to assign a specific template to a [more…]

How to Delete Temporary Internet Files in Windows Vista

Deleting temporary Internet files using Internet Explorer in Windows Vista is a great way to keep your computer from becoming cluttered and bogged down with unnecessary files. Windows Vista stores copies [more…]

How to Delete Cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Part of cleaning up your computer and maintaining it efficiently is to delete cookies by using Internet Explorer in Windows Vista. There are pros and cons to allowing cookies to be saved on your computer [more…]

How to Share a Folder in Windows Vista without Moving It to the Public Folder

Part of the joy of having a network is sharing your drives, data, printers, and folders. Vista tells you that if you want to share something over your private network, move it to the Public Folder. But [more…]

How to Determine Which Folders You Are Sharing in Windows Vista

If you enabled your Windows Vista computer to share files and folders, you already know that you're sharing the things in your Public folders. But if you've gone beyond that and established sharing privileges [more…]

How to Retrieve Previous Versions of Files in Windows Vista

Ever changed a file and saved it, only to realize that the original was much better? Ever wanted to start from scratch from a document you changed last week? A new feature in some versions of Windows Vista [more…]

How to Back Up Files to a Writable CD or DVD in Windows Vista

You need to regularly back up your Windows Vista files to a writeable CD or DVD or risk losing everything. Backing up files is a good computing practice, guaranteeing that you have a copy of all your work [more…]

How to Restore Lost Files and Folders Using Windows Vista's Backup and Restore Center

As long as you've previously backed up your PC, restoring lost files and folders couldn’t be simpler with Windows Vista's Backup and Restore Center. [more…]

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