Windows® Explorer in Window® 7
Discuss the significance of Windows Explorer in Windows 7?
The Windows 7 introduces a brand new Windows Explorer, which is superior in many ways to its predecessors. Browsing and working with files and folders has never been easier and more pleasant in the Windows world. Theret is always room for improvement by tweaking the configuration of the Folder Options menu. The General tab has limited set of configuration options. To set Windows Explorer to open each folder in the same window or in a different one or can change the way you open items. If the most interesting option is the last one, regarding the navigation pane. The Windows Explorer will show all folders when you open it and will automatically expand to current folder. It can be very useful to some users as it helps them navigate faster through folders. Options can improve your experience with Windows Explorer.
The roles of Windows Explorer in Windows 7 are:
- Federated search
The support for themes has been extended in Windows 7. In addition to the setting the colors of the window chrome, desktop background, desktop icons, mouse pointers and sound schemes, themes in Windows 7 include desktop slideshow settings. It provide new control panel interface, accessible through the 'Personalize' context menu item on the desktop. It has been introduced which provides the ability to customize and switch between themes, as well as download more themes from Microsoft's website.
The Windows Explorer in the Windows 7 supports Libraries, virtual folders described in the library-misfile that collect content from various locations- including shared folders on networked systems. There is a query to the remote systems, in addition to searching the local systems, so that files on the remote systems are also searched. To search folders, Libraries are backed by a physical location that allows files to be saved in the Libraries. The files are transparently saved in the backing physical folder. The default save location on the library may be configured by the user.
The Windows Explorer also supports federating search to the external data sources, it is custom databases or web services, and these are exposed over the web and described via an open search open definition. If the federated location description is provided as a.osdx file, then the installed data source will become searchable directly from Windows Explorer. Windows Explorer features include previews and thumbnails, work with the results of a federated search as well.
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