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This material is archived primarily from Email tips distributed to my own home computer friends here in Ocala, dated 2015-2017. Updates to this material are scheduled for CY 2018.

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Organizing Your Documents and Pictures with Windows

Organizing Your Documents, Pictures, Etc. on Windows

Where, oh where is that file I saved?

One of the most frequent requests that I receive from computer users is for help in organizing files that accumulate. It's not unusual to have hundreds of files pile up on a computer.

It actually takes less time to get files organized than most folks imagine. It seems the bottleneck for most computer users is uncertainty about how to do it. Sometimes just an hour or two of hands-on practice can make all the difference in the world.

I've been looking around for a good video about organizing your files and folders using Windows.

Here is a link to one such video that I link everybody can benefit from viewing.


It's called "Organizing your computer", by Hank Drayton, who heads the education program for the Seniors Computer Group of San Diego ( their website is at http://www.scgsd.org/ .

In this 39-minute video, Hank tours the viewer through Windows Explorer, which is the Windows program for viewing and managing all the files and folders on your computer's hard drive, or other connected disks or drives.

He has a nice conversation style in explaining what Windows Explorer does, and showing how to create / delete or move / cut / copy / paste files and folders.

Watching this video can help you "get the feel" of organizing things like pictures, documents, or other files that tend to pile up on a computer over time.

Windows Explorer is the name of the program for Windows 7 and 8, as well as XP and Vista. If you're using Windows 10, a nearly identical program called File Explorer is built into the operating system. Each version works a little bit differently, but all are similar enough to make this video worth seeing.

The above video is available to view for free through YouTube. You can use YouTube to find and watch such videos as a Guest or as a Member. Either way, using the website is free.

Everybody has different learning styles. If you find this video helpful and would like to view others, let me know and I'll distribute further information like this.

Getting your files and folders organized can make using your computer a lot easier and enjoyable. As always, I'll be available to help guide you in this process on your computer at home.