lab assignment finding and naming files worksheet

In this lab activity, you will practice different methods for searching for files.

Begin by downloading the following data files:

Next, search for the files you just downloaded by following the steps given in one of the search methods below:

  1. Click on the Windows Explorer (File explorer) on the taskbar. Read through the various folder options presented and click on your files.
  2. Next, search for a file by clicking the Windows START button in the bottom left corner of the screen. A search bar will appear, in which you will type the name of the file you want. A list of files matching the name will appear over the search bar. Identify the file you want and open it. Then close the file. Repeat the process for each file.
  3. Go to the desktop and find the Recycle Bin. Click on the Recycle Bin and review the list of files it contains. If your file is there, left click on the file and drag it to your desktop. Note: The Recycle Bin will only contain your file or folders if you have previously deleted them.

Determine the file type:

Look at the icons representing each file type. Open the file and look at the content. Determine categories for your files and create folders for each category. For example, if you have files that are pictures, name the folder accordingly.

After you have completed the above, Review the information on Finding Files (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and complete the Finding and Naming Files worksheet.

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