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Q001: My Computer
"My Computer" is another name for Windows Explorer that
is a file manager that can rename, delete, cut, copy, paste, print, open, etc
file and folders. It evolved from winfile.exe to Windows Explorer (explorer.exe)
to My Computer.
I wanted to know more about "My
Computer" so I "googled" and searched for "My Computer"
and came up with an amazing number of "hits".
Please go to Google, insert "My Computer" in
the search box.
1. How many hits do you come up with when
searching for "My Computer" in quotes
How many using My Computer (without quotes)?
Answer in the form
1. "My Computer" with
quotes returned xxxx hits using ___ (search engine).
Computer without quotes returned xxxx hits.
3. Can you speculate an answer what the difference is?
If you don't know, leave blank.
In the previous question, we went to the Web for info, now we
will search our Desktop (our workstation) for info. I found
the button for "Help and Support" and typed in "My Computer" and
found an important but light summary. Note that I put "My Computer"
with quotation marks. Write a description of
"My Computer" in the box below. (Not more than 1
word "Exploring" used here has a 2nd meaning, referring to My Computer's roots.)
Click "My Computer" button,
then click "Views" -- the button on top -- to see the (5) different optional
way of viewing.
Write just 1 or 2 sentences for each view, explaining what you see in Thumbnails,
Tile, Icons, List and Details View in the form of:
Small images showing type of application or, if an image or video file,
a picture of what the file contains. Shows a small picture of the
more that you write, the better: Be sure to cover the main points.
A while back I was searching for "explorer.exe" and I found it,
and made it into a shortcut on my Desktop. While playing
(hacking) with it, it generated this screen. This is a classic
Windows Layout Screen. Clicking the + will expand and show the
contents of, and clicking a Folder will reveal its contents.
the screen above:
1. What drive are we looking at?
me the name of a folder.
3. Give me the name of a movie file.
Name of a image file (picture).
5. Name of a sound file.
Have you ever seen such a layout before? Where?
The Standard Toolbar contains (2) rows. On the 2nd row, there are
icons. Icons that are lit are "hot" and will operate when clicked.
There are (6) active icons. The first (2) are up-search. Hover the mouse over each of the
next 4, and type in what each stands for.
( Answer in the form of up-search- )
Listed are (4) properties or attributes of files and folders:
Name, Size, Type, and Date Modified. Clicking on Name will
sort the name in Alphabetical Order (ascending). Clicking it again
will sort in descending order. This is the 'detail' view of
the "Views" button.
1. Sort your names in descending order. What is the first name to
2. I 'discovered" that I had a 26 MB (26,000 KB) file for
Partition Data. What is the largest file you found? Name and
3. Give me the name of an application files that you found.
Status Bar, at bottom of desktop shown at the right, describes what
is occurring. Why it's called "Status Bar", of course.
I enabled the Status Bar by clicking View then
clicking Status Bar as shown on the left.
Enable the Status Bar, and describe your steps, please.
Look above and note the Address Bar. This is awesome! because it
means that I can type in the address where I want to go! I
maximized the screen. I just tested it by typing in my website address (
http://auciello.tripod.com ) and it worked! By hacking around, I taught
myself this important feature that I can share with you, so you could type
in any WEB address (or URL) to access it. or type in a
File Name like C:\7966\HB7.GIF
to access a file on your desktop. Locally or on the Web!
To say this another way: My Computer is a superset of
Desktop Explorer which is a File Manager supreme! which shares common
features with its twin, Internet Explorer, in that it also can
access the web! So, properly configured, you could run
everything from My Computer: from accessing programs, viewing
images, playing music, watching video either on the Desktop or on the Web.
Microsoft has "seamlessly" integrated running applications locally or from
the Internet. I could stay in My Computer all day long, and do all
my tasks -- copying, pasting, renaming, deleting, etc locally --
while accessing the webpages, and reading my email!
Please configure My Computer thus, by
clicking View-Toolbars-Address Bar, then maximizing your screen. Make it
look like the screen above. Then try it out.
Describe the steps that you took:
If you can't, just leave it blank.
Use My Computer to access a screen like the one above. Click on
any icon once (to highlight it). A 2nd left click will "run" it, and
a Right Click will open up an Options Menu which has a number of features
such as -- copy, paste, delete, ____. Write down all the
actions that you can do to a file or folder, starting with 'executing'
(running) it. Hint: Here is list of features that you can use for clues:
Try all of these.
Add Search, View, Edit, Zip, Unzip, Execute, and Sort.
Right-click on any icon. List below the functions that you could
perform on that file, separated by commas.
Answer in the form of: Copy,
Paste, _____, etc.
Note that this display lists (5) features (properties) of a
file/folder: Name, Size, Type, Date Mod., Attributes.
added the show Attribute feature with this screen. How did I get to
It is a bit tricky, but try it. If you can't, leave
If you can do it, describe the steps
There are (10)
questions, 30 points each. If you know that you have answered
it correctly by testing or verifying it, award yourself 30 points! (If not, do it again and
Calculate how many correct answers
you have. Multiply by 30. Complete and write this sentence:
submitting credit for answers __, __, (list question #s) for a total of ___ answers times 30 for a total of _____ points!
My email address is _________.
After you press the submit button, record your points
on the Attendance/Participation Form.