Operating System: Find, Help, Run, Shut Down and Log Off, Windows Explorer

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  • A particular folder or file, you can use the Find command instead of opening numerous folders.

  • The Find command lets you quickly search a specific drive or your entire computer or a computer on your network.


When you are stuck, Windows can give you a hand, just go to START HELP or press F1 on your Keyboard.


  • A software on your computer or start programs or open folders or connect to network resources.

  • Selecting Run brings up the RUN window where you can type the name of a file or folder that you wish to open.

  • Although, this is generally not the quickest way to open a document or run a program, sometimes it simply seems more direct than opening a sequence of folders to get the one you need

Shut Down

  • You should Shut Down Windows at the end of a session, never turn the power off, close all applications and click START, select Shut Down and press OK.

  • Many new computers automatically turn the power off once you have Shut Down. In case your computers do not have this feature turn the power off.


  • This feature is used only when you share your computer with others.

  • If you are the only one using the computer, you need not choose this feature.

Windows Explorer

  • Windows Explorer is a feature that you can use to view the contents of your computer and network drives in a hierarchical structure.

  • Instead of opening drives and folders in separate windows, you can browse through them in a single window.

  • The left side of the Windows Explorer window contains a list of your drives and folders, and the right side displays the contents of a selected folder.

  • To use Windows Explorer, click on Start button and then click Programsg Windows

Image of Windows Explorer

Image of Windows Explorer

  • You can copy a file or folder containing a number of files from one folder to another folder or one drive to another drive by simply placing the cursor on the source file or folder and dragging it to the destination folder or drive. You can also do this using Copy and Paste.

  • You can delete a file or folder by selecting the file or folder and then clicking on the Delete on the Toolbar. Windows will send it to the Recycle Bin.

  • You can move a file or folder from one folder or drive to another folder or drive using Cut and Paste.

  • By mistake if you have deleted or moved or copied a file or folder and want the file or folder in its original place, you can do it pointing the cursor on Undo and then clicking.

  • You can open a file and its program by double clicking a file.

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