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Navigating to Your Data Files
Navigating to Your Data Files
To navigate to the fi les you want, it helps to know the fi le path, which leads you through
the fi le and folder organization to your fi le. For example, the Map fi le is stored in the
Tutorial subfolder of the FM folder. If you are working on a USB drive, for example, the
path to this fi le might be as follows:
This path has four parts, and each part is separated by a backslash ( \ ):
• G: The drive name; for example, drive G might be the name for the USB drive. (If this
fi le were stored on the hard disk, the drive name would be C.)
• FM: The top-level folder on drive G
• Tutorial: A subfolder in the FM folder
• Map.png: The full fi lename, including the fi le extension
If someone tells you to fi nd the fi le G:\FM\Tutorial\Map.png, you know you must
navigate to your USB drive, open the FM folder, and then open the Tutorial folder to fi nd
the Map fi le.
You can use any folder window to navigate to the Data Files you need for the rest of
this tutorial. In the following steps, the Data Files are stored on drive G, a USB drive. If
necessary, substitute the appropriate drive on your system when you perform the steps.
To navigate to your Data Files:
1. Make sure your computer can access your Data Files for this tutorial. For example,
if you are using a USB drive, insert the drive into the USB port.
Trouble? If you don’t have the starting Data Files, you need to get them before
you can proceed. Your instructor will either give you the Data Files or ask you to
obtain them from a specified location (such as a network drive). In either case,
make a backup copy of the Data Files before you start so that you will have
the original files available in case you need to start over. If you have any
questions about the Data Files, see your instructor or technical support person for
2. In the open folder window, click the expand icon
next to the Computer icon to
display the drives on your computer, if necessary.
3. Click the expand icon next to the drive containing your Data Files, such as
Removable Disk (G:). A list appears below the drive name showing the folders on
that drive.
4. If the list of folders does not include the FM folder, continue clicking the expand
to navigate to the folder that contains the FM folder.
5. Click the expand icon next to the FM folder, and then click the FM folder. Its
contents appear in the Navigation pane and in the right pane of the folder
window. The FM folder contains the Case1, Review, and Tutorial folders, as shown in
Figure 5. The other folders on your system might vary.
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