File Management and Protection/File Management/Creating and opening folders

From WikiEducator
Jump to: navigation, search
OtagoPoly Logo S.png

Creating and opening folders

OP icon activity.gif


Please note: the following tutorials will open in a new window/tab. When you have finished the tutorial, simply close the window/tab and you'll return to this page.

  • Re-familiarise yourself with Your Computer's File System from the online tutorial in the first activity.
  • Complete the online tutorials on the Operating System that is currently on your computer, which could be Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Windows) or Mac OS X Lion or Mac OS X Mountain Lion (Mac).

Now complete the following steps:

  1. Open your My Documents folder (double-click on the Computer icon on your desktop and select Documents)
  2. Select File
  3. Select New
  4. Select Folder
  5. A New Folder will be inserted into your My Documents folder. While the text is selected type a name for your new folder. For this exercise name the folder Course Files
  6. Double Click on the folder to Open.

Your folder will be empty.

  • Use the above steps create a folder inside your Course Files folder, name this folder Word Processing.
  • Repeat these steps until you have a Spreadsheet, Publishing, Presentation and Images folder also inside your Course Files folder. Your Course Files folder should now look similar to this:


OP icon portfolio activity.gif

Portfolio Activity

Please note: If you are completing the assessment for this course, then you need to complete this portfolio activity.

  • Familiarise yourself with the instructions on how to use ScreenR, from the Help section
  • Then use ScreenR to record the following steps for assessment:

  1. Create a folder on the desktop that will be used to store personal reminders
  2. Name the folder appropriately
  3. Create a sub folder (within the folder created above) to be used for today’s reminders
  4. Name the folder appropriately.

This is an example of what your ScreenR recording should look like.

Save your recording and add it to your assessment portfolio.

PC 2781 1.2