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How to Navigate Windows and Folders in Windows 7

Key Points

  • All windows share common characteristics. You can work with them in standard ways, such as by sizing, moving, arranging, and hiding them.

  • Files are organized on your computer in a hierarchical storage structure.

  • Windows Explorer provides several ways to move around your computer’s storage system. Becoming familiar with them will increase your ability to quickly navigate to specific files.

  • You can quickly locate information on your computer by entering a search term in either the Search box on the Start menu or the Search box in the upper-right corner of a folder window.

  • You can refine a search by filtering the search results, for example, to show only files of a specific type.