Chapter 3. Windows Explorer and Searching
You probably spend approximately half your life browsing through your hard disk, copying, moving, deleting, and searching for files. On a computer, those tasks ought to be less time-consuming then rifling through paper files and folders, and indeed, Windows XP offers good basic tools for handling electronic paperwork. But that's all they are ‚ basic tools.
The true power hound must master Windows Explorer, the utility that lets you navigate around your hard drive, as shown in Figure 3-1. This chapter teems with ways to turn this basic feature into a major workhorse. You'll learn the most efficient ways to find, open , rearrange, name , and display the files and folders on your PC.