Module 2 – Using the Computer and Managing Files

In this module you can learn how to effectively operate within the desktop environment and how to manage and organize files and directories/folders.

 

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Materials on basic computer e-education published on ITdesk.info

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Video materials:

1. presentation on Using the Computer and Managing Files > view presentation

In this presentation you can see how to:

  • move an icon, open an icon
  • use the drag-and-drop method
  • move a window
  • create a new folder and file
  • rename, cut, copy and paste
  • delete and select multiple icons (with the Ctrl key)
  • restore from the Recycle Bin
  • empty the Recycle Bin
  • create a shortcut
  • unzip / decompress
  • open the Control Panel
  • change the date and time
  • change the background image
  • work with Windows Explorer
  • turn off the computer
  • restart the computer

2. presentation on Using the Computer and Managing Files > view presentation

In this presentation you can see how to:

  • create a new folder and file
  • select neighboring icons (with the Shift key)
  • work in Windows Explorer
  • select non-neighboring icons (with the Ctrl key)
  • type in: ? ! @ / % ( ) €
  • print screen  (PrtSc)
  • create and move a shortcut
  • hide files
  • search
  • compress (.zip)
  • change the background image
  • set the Screen Saver

3. presentation on Using the Computer and Managing Files > view presentation

In this presentation you can see how to:

  • explore removable disks
  • extract, decompress data
  • format a disk
  • add within a compressed folder
  • use the printing wizard
  • search (with unknown characters)
  • add or remove programs
  • safely remove hardware
  • set the screen resolution

 

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Notes:

Using the Computer and Managing Files – Microsoft Windows XP > link


Handbook
:

Using the Computer and Managing Files – Linux Lite > link

Using the Computer and Managing Files – Microsoft Windows 7 > link

 

Sample exercise and exercise solution:

exercise Using the Computer and Managing Files  > link

Using the Computer and Managing Filesexercise solution > view presentation

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Quiz:

Using the Computer and Managing Files – Microsoft Windows 7 – quiz 1 > start the quiz

Using the Computer and Managing Files – Microsoft Windows 7 – quiz 2 > start the quiz

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Proofreading: Ana Kedves

move an icon, open an icon

use the drag-and-drop method

move a window

create a new folder and file

rename, cut, copy and paste

delete and select multiple icons (with the Ctrl key)

restore from the Recycle Bin

empty the Recycle Bin

create a shortcut

unzip / decompress

open the Control Panel

change the date and time

change the background image

work with Windows Explorer

turn off the computer

restart the computer

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