Computer Hardware:
     • Tools, Static & Cleaning
     • Form Factor
     • PC Case & Fans
     • Motherboard
     • Processor (CPU)
     • Power Supply Unit
     • RAM
     • Hard Drive
     • Solid State Drive
     • Optical Drive
     • Floppy Disk Drive
     • Graphics Card
     • Sound Card
     • Network Card
     • Computer Monitor
     • Keyboard & Mouse
     • Laptop / Netbook
     • Building a Computer
     • Overclocking

Operating System & Backup:
     • Operating System
     • Drivers
     • Windows Tools
     • User Accounts
     • Backup
     • Windows 10

Internet & Network:
     • Internet
     • Wi-fi or Cable
     • Improve Broadband Speed
     • Network Computers

Computer Peripherals:
     • Printer
     • Scanner
     • External Hard Drive
     • USB Flash Drive

Computer Security:
     • Anti-virus
     • Anti-Spyware
     • Phishing
     • Firewall

Common PC Problems:
     • Slow Computer
     • Hardware Failure
     • Software Failure
     • Printing Problems

     • Windows Shortcuts
     • Glossary of Terms
     • HTML Colour Picker
     • Number Base Converter

Windows Explorer

'Windows Explorer' lists all the Drives along with their folders and files. Using 'Windows Explorer', you can copy, move, rename, and search for files and folders.

Windows Explorer.

There are several ways to open 'Windows Explorer' and below are a few of these:
1. Click 'Start', and type 'Windows Explorer' into the search box, and press 'Enter' on the keyboard.
2. Right-click on 'Start' and select 'Open Windows Explorer' or 'Explore'.
3. Press the 'Windows key' and the 'E' key together on your keyboard.

Drives and Folders:
With 'Windows Explorer' open, you will see all your logical Drives in the left pane. There is an arrow symbol (or plus symbol) to the left of the Drive which when clicked will show you all the folders within the logical Drive. Some of these folders may have further sub-folders which are denoted by having an arrow symbol.

Clicking on a logical Drive or folder in the left pane will display any files in the right pane.

Files: Delete, Rename, Open-with, and Properties:
By right-clicking on a file, you bring up some options such as deleting or renaming the file. You can also select 'Open with' to open the file with your choice of program. Clicking 'Properties' will give you information on the file.

Copy or Move Files to other Folders:
Right-click on a file in the right pane and then drag the file to a folder in the left pane and let go of the right-mouse-button which will give you the option to 'Copy' or 'Move' the file to this new location. 'Copy' will make a copy of the file while 'Move' will move the file to the new folder but delete it from the old folder.

Select multiple files to Copy, Move or Delete:
You may want to move several files into a folder at the same time. To select consecutive files then hold the 'Shift' key down on the keyboard while selecting the first file and the last file and you will see that all the files are highlighted and ready to be copied, moved or deleted etc. If you want to select nonconsecutive files then use the 'CTRL' key rather than the 'Shift' key and then select the files that you want.

Make a New Folder:
Select a logical Drive or Folder in the left pane and right-click on it which will give you a few options such as 'New' which will create a new folder.

Send a file to someone via E-mail:
Right-click on the file in the right pane and select 'send to' and then select 'Mail Recipient' which will open your E-mail program and attach the file to it.

Documents, Music, Pictures & Video:
These are special folders in Microsoft Windows which are used to help users store their personal files. In Windows 7 and Windows 8 these folders are located in a folder called 'Libraries'.

This will list all the computers and devices connected to your network.

Recycle Bin:
When you delete a file from your Computer's internal Drives, it will be put it into the 'Recycle Bin' which is a temporary storage area. When you open the 'Recycle Bin' you will see all your deleted files and you have the option to 'Empty the Recycle Bin' to permanently delete all the files in the bin or 'Restore all Items' which restores all your files back to where they came from.

If you right-click on a file in the 'Recycle Bin' then it gives you the option to 'Delete' the file permanently or select 'Restore' which will restore the file back to where it came from.