Computer Basics


Working With Files
What is a File
A file is a block or resource for storing or retrieving information. Back in the early days of computers a file was actually a real physical file known as a punch card. Now days most files are stored magnetically on disk drives. Files may also be stored on optical media and flash drives.
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Renaming a File
Renaming a file is a fairly simple process in Windows; however, there are a number of ways you can go about it, along with some nifty tricks and even a few hiccups.
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Renaming Multiple Files
The Windows operating system has nifty feature that allows a user to rename multiple files at the same time using a single base name and incrementing numbers.
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Deleting Files
Deleting a file actually involves several steps and even after completing all the steps below the file will still not be removed from the hard drive!
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Deleting Stubborn Files
Deleting files should be a simple process but unfortunately some files refuse to be deleted!
Link: http://www.computer-skills.info/2011/04/deleting-stubborn-files.html
 
Selecting Files and Folders
Selecting files or folders is rather simple, just left click on a file or folder and it and little highlight will appear around the file or folder indicating that it is selected.
Link: http://www.computer-skills.info/2011/10/selecting-files-and-folders-in-windows.html
 
Programs
Fixing a Locked Up Program
I am sure at some point all of us have had a program lock up on us. Now there are a number of ways of “fixing” a locked up program, and by the way rebooting the computer is the last fix and generally should only be required if Windows is locked up.
Link: http://www.computer-skills.info/2011/05/how-to-fix-locked-up-program.html

Uninstalling a Program
How to uninstall a program and keep your computer clean of unnecessary programs.
Link: http://www.computer-skills.info/2012/02/uninstalling-programcomputer-cleanup.html
 
Windows Desktop
Windows Desktop Overview
The Windows Desktop is probably one of the most important features of the Windows operating system.
Link: http://www.computer-skills.info/2011/07/windows-desktop.html
 
Changing the Desktop Background
Changing the Windows Desktop background is essentially the same in all versions of Windows with a slight change in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
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