Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Windows XP Chapter 1 Introduction to Microsoft Windows XP
Table 1–2 Path Names and Corresponding Drives and Folders
Drive and folder
Drive E (UDISK 2.0 (E:)
E:\ Freshman
Freshman folder on drive E
E:\ Freshman\ 1st Semester
1st Semester folder in Freshman folder on drive E
E:\ Freshman\ 1st Semester\ Computer Class\ Word
Word folder in Computer Class folder in 1st Semester
folder in Freshman folder on drive E
When this hierarchy is created, the UDISK 2.0 (E:) drive is said “to contain” the
Freshman folder, the Freshman folder is said “to contain” the 1st Semester folder, and
so on. In addition, this hierarchy can easily be expanded to include folders from the
Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years and any additional semesters.
Removable Media and Network Drives
A removable media (USB fl ash drive) is ideal for storing fi les and folders on a
computer. A USB fl ash drive , sometimes called a keychain drive , is a fl ash memory
storage device that plugs into a USB port on a computer. A USB port , short for
universal serial bus port, can be found on either the front or back of most computers. USB
fl ash drives, like the one shown in Figure 1–48, are convenient for mobile users because
they are small and lightweight enough to be transported on a keychain or in a pocket.
USB ports
USB fl ash drive
Figure 1–48
A network is a collection of computers and devices connected together for the
purpose of sharing information between computer users. In some cases, students might
be required to store their fi les on a network drive found on the school’s computer
network. A network drive is a storage device that is connected to the server on the computer
network. A server controls access to the hardware, software, and other resources on the
network and provides a centralized storage area for programs, data, and information. If
student fi les reside on the network drive on the school’s network, fi les may be accessed
from a school computer, or from a personal computer with permission from the school.
Ask your teacher if the school requires you to use a network drive.
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