Windows 95 File Management 101

Last updated: March 26, 1999

  1. Importance of saving to the server
    1. What software Automation Services will or won't support **
    2. Logging on from other locations (branches)

  2. Moving the mouse
    1. Click vs. Double Click
    2. When to use the right mouse button
    3. How the pointer changes shape and the importance of waiting
    4. Drop down menus
      1. Opening and moving through drop down menus without clicking
      2. Getting out of a drop down menu without choosing from the list

  3. Logging In
    1. Automatic log-ins vs. "Close all programs and log in as a new user" –How "My Computer" will look different
    2. How to stop seeing the Windows Password box

  4. Finding your files (in Word, Excel, etc.)
    1. File Open or clicking the shortcut icon on the toolbar
    2. On your computer (A, C, or D drives)
    3. On the server (H or L drives)
    4. "Find file or folder" feature of Win95

  5. Managing the files
    1. Opening (double click or highlight and [enter])
    2. File locks (what this is and why it happens; what error message will appear)
    3. Files that are Read-Only (ex: City or College logos)
    4. Renaming (right clicking)
    5. Deleting (Explain a bit about the Recycle Bin)
    6. Cancel or close without opening
    7. Opening more than one file; switching between the two

  6. Using graphics in a file (Using Microsoft Word)
    1. How to find a graphic (in the server ClipArt directory)
    2. How to download a graphic from the Internet
    3. How to insert a graphic into a document
    4. How to do special formatting (borders)

  7. Organizing the files
    1. Making a new folder
    2. Moving files from one location to another
    3. Cut and Paste
    4. Copy and Paste

  8. Saving
    1. Choosing where to save the file (personal or public folder)
    2. Save vs. Save As (Making a new or replacing the existing file)
    3. Naming conventions

  9. Logging out
    1. Closing and restarting the computer to allow the automatic log-in process to occur
    2. Privacy issues (your home directory vs. public directories)

    1. Move documents to the server
    2. Organize and rename documents