The Teaching Guide
Windows Specific Stuff
Macintosh Specific Stuff
Some Philosophical Matters

Introduction
Using the Mouse
Icons
windows with a small w
The Desktop Metaphor
Menus and Their Use
Dialog Boxes and Saving and Opening Files
Switching Between and Opening Applications

Kinds of Files
Folders
Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Editing Text
Powering On Your Computer
Shutting Down and Crash Recovery
Getting More Help
Shortcuts and Aliases
Deleting Files
Finding Files and Folders
Terminology


Quiz Number One
Quiz Number Two
Quiz Number Three
Crossword Puzzle
Word Search


 

Computer Basics
All About Folders

Folders allow you to store and organize files and more folders. (Recall the idea of the Desktop Metaphor. You wouldn't keep all your papers at home or an office without folders of some kind. It's the same idea here!)

You can

  • Create and move files between folders
  • Store and create folders inside of other folders
  • Rename fodlers as needed
How to create a folder on a Windows OS computer

How to create a folder on a Macintosh OS computer
 

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