Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To switch to Tiles view:
1. Click the Views button
on the Standard Buttons toolbar, and then click Tiles to return
to Tiles view.
2. Click the Close button
to close the window.
Now you can compare My Computer to Windows Explorer, another navigation tool.
Navigating with Windows Explorer
Like My Computer, Windows Explorer also lets you easily navigate the resources on your
computer. Many of the techniques you use with the My Computer window apply to
Windows Explorer—and vice versa. Both let you display and work with files and folders.
By default, however, Windows Explorer also lets you see the hierarchy of all the folders on
your computer. Viewing this hierarchy makes it easier to navigate your computer, espe-
cially if it contains many files and folders.
You will use Windows Explorer to open the same folders you opened in My Computer.
As with other Windows XP programs, you start Windows Explorer using the Start menu.
To start Windows Explorer:
1. Click the Start button on the taskbar, point to All Programs , point to Accessories , and then
click Windows Explorer . The Windows Explorer window opens, as shown in Figure 27. By
default, this window shows the contents of your My Documents folder when you first open it.
Windows Explorer window
text in the title bar changes to
reflect the selected object
right pane shows the
contents of M y
in Tiles view
Trouble? If your Windows Explorer window looks slightly different from the one displayed
in Figure 27, the configuration of your computer probably differs from the computer used
to take this figure. Continue with Step 2.
2. If the Windows Explorer window is not maximized, click the Maximize button
Windows Explorer title bar.