Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using Libraries and Folders
want to open the Report ﬁ le stored in the Professional Writing folder, you must navigate
to the Local Disk (C:) drive, then the My Documents folder, and ﬁ nally the Professional
Writing folder. A library makes it easier to access similar types of ﬁ les. For example,
you might store some music ﬁ les in the My Music folder and others in a folder named
Albums on your hard disk. You might also store music ﬁ les in a Tunes folder on a USB
drive. If the USB drive is connected to your computer, the Music library can display all
the music ﬁ les in the My Music, Albums, and Tunes folders. You can then arrange the
ﬁ les to quickly ﬁ nd the ones you want to open and play.
You’ll show Shannon how to navigate to the My Documents folder from the
To open the My Documents folder from the Documents library:
1. Click the Windows Explorer button on the taskbar. The Windows Explorer
window opens, displaying the contents of the default libraries.
2. In the Libraries section of the Navigation pane, click the expand icon next
to the Documents icon. The folders in the Documents library appear in the
Navigation pane, as shown in Figure 4. The contents of your computer will differ.
Trouble? If your window displays icons in a view different from the one shown in
Figure 4, you can still explore files and folders. The same is true for all the figures
in this tutorial.
Viewing the contents of the Documents library
By default, the Documents
library shows all the
documents located in the My
Documents library is
expanded to display
four default libraries
provided with Windows 7
My Documents folder
contains folders any
user can access on
3. Click the My Documents folder in the Navigation pane to display its contents in
the right pane.