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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

2.   How many using My Computer (without quotes)?

Answer in the form of:

1. "My Computer"  with     quotes returned xxxx  hits using ___  (search engine).

2.  My Computer   without  quotes returned xxxx  hits.

3.   Can you speculate an answer what the difference is?  If you don't know,  leave blank.


Q002:   Researching Information on "My Computer" using the Help Files on my Desktop

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 paragraph.)


Q003:  "Exploring"  My Computer

(The 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:

1.  Thumbnails:   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 file.

2. ....

 The more that you write, the better:  Be sure to cover the main points.


Q004:  Showing Folders and Files

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. 

Study the screen above:

1.  What drive are we looking at?

2.  Give me the name of a folder.

3.  Give me the name of a movie file.

4.  Name of a image file (picture).

5.  Name of a sound file.

6.  Have you ever seen such a layout before?  Where?


Q005:  Icons on the Standard "My Computer"  Toolbar.

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- )


Q006:  Sorting by File and Folder Attributes

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 appear?

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 Size.

3.  Give me the name of an application files that you found.


Q007:   Status Bar

The 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 ( ) 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.



Q009:   My Computer as a Desktop Manager!










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.



Q010:   Customizing the Display  Features

Note that this display lists (5) features (properties) of a file/folder: Name, Size, Type, Date Mod., Attributes.

I added the show Attribute feature with this screen.  How did I get to this screen?

It is a bit tricky, but try it.  If you can't, leave it blank.

If you can do it, describe the steps you took: 




Q011:   Calculating your points.

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 resubmit.) 

Calculate how many correct answers you have.  Multiply by 30.  Complete and write this sentence:  

I am 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.