This month we’ll get you started working with folders in Windows. We’ll show you where to find the all-important Downloads folder where your downloaded files are stored, how to convert a folder to a compressed file that you can e-mail or share with someone and how to make a folder a Favorite folder so it is easier to find.
If the zip folder is too large to send via e-mail you can share it with someone via a site such as Hightail.com. See issue 5 for more details on this process. Folders are easier to understand if you think of your computer being like a big filing cabinet and the folders on your computer as being like the folders in your filing cabinet – each folder can contain a number of documents. On your computer, where things become a little more complicated, is that many of your folders in addition to containing documents also contain other folders – which are often referred to as sub-folders.