You see the contents of this folder. If Windows can display the image file type, you see the picture in thumbnail form. If not, you see an icon.
button to close the window.
Windows also sets up special folders within the My Documents folder. One folder is the My Pictures folder which you can use to store graphic images. These might be pictures taken with a digital camera, images created with a scanner, or images you have created with a drawing or paint program. New with Windows XP is a Picture Tasks list with commands for handling pictures.
You should see the contents in Thumbnail view, which shows
pictures of each graphic file. You can change to another view (or switch to Thumbnail if you don't see this view) using the
command or button.
Task 4: Opening the My Music Folder
and then click
You see the contents of this folder including any music files you have stored here.
button to close the window.
Within the My Documents folder, you see special folders set up by Windows to store particular types of content. For instance, you can use the My Music Folder to store music files. You not only see the contents when you
this folder, but new with Windows XP, you see a Music Tasks list with commands for working with music files.
Windows XP also includes a My Videos folder within the My Documents folder. You can use this folder to store video files. To open My Videos, open
and then double-click the icon for the
Task 5: Selecting a Folder
Click the folder you want to select.
In the File and Folder
list, you see folder-
to display Details about the folder.
button to close the folder window.
When you are working with folders, you start by selecting a folder. You can then rename, delete, copy, or move the folder. When you select a folder, you see commands for all the folder-related tasks. You can also view detailed information about the selected folder.
Hide and Display Panes
You can hide or display any of the areas in the Explorer Bar of a window. Click the Expand button
to display the area. Click the Hide button
to collapse and hide the area.
Task 6: Navigating Folders
button to go back to a previously
If you have clicked
, you can click
to return to a previously viewed page.
button to display the
level up in the folder structure.
Each folder window includes a toolbar that you can use to navigate from folder to folder. You can go back and forth among previously viewed content
. You can also move up one level in the folder structure to the containing folder. For instance, you might move up to the desktop level and then
and folders to move to another branch of the folder structure.
Search and Folders Button
You can find information on searching for a file in Part 4, "Working with Files." For help on displaying a Folders List with the Folders button, see Task 11, "Displaying the Folders List," in this part.