Details of files and folder option in Windows® 7
What is the files and folder option in Windows 7? Why is it important?
Windows 7 the latest operating system that works very quickly so that you are able to perform effectively. As it is very responsive, you can start your PC very quickly. This operating system functions with many applications and devices so as to provide flexibility to work. Windows 7 is designed in such a way that it is very fast in searching for files, folders, applications within seconds. Windows 7 comprises of similar types of documents into libraries even if the files are saved in separate folders which in turn will help you to find then quickly. As Windows 7 helps you to share documents, devices and printers across many computers it will be very helpful to run a small business without a server.
The following points give some information about the files and folder option in Windows 7:
- Files and folder option
- Concept of hidden files
- Tip to show hidden files
Files and folder option
The files and folder option is where you can control the attributes and behavior of folders. When the folder option is opened you can see the three tabs - General, View and Search. The general tab will help you to set the option for how the folders behave when they are opened. It will also allow you to set the click 'Options' so as to open a file or folder. The 'Navigation' option will allow you to set how the folders are expanded and shown. The 'View' tab will allow you to control how folders are viewed and it will also give access to advanced settings. The 'Search' tab will control the search behavior.
Concept of hidden files
Hidden files are any files with hidden attributes turned on. Most Windows powered PCs are configured by default, not to display hidden files in normal searches. The hidden files will not appear in the directory list and they cannot be changed, displayed or deleted. Some of the most popular hidden files that you might come across in a Windows system include 'msdos.sys', 'io.sys' and 'boot.ini'.
In Windows 7, the system files are hidden by default. For most users this is fine but for advanced users it is sometimes required to access the system files. Then in order to show hidden files, first you will have to open 'My Computer' and then click on 'Tools' from the menu followed by 'Folder Options'. After that click on the 'View' tab and scroll down until you see 'Hidden Files and Folders'. Then select 'Show Hidden Files' and then click 'Ok'.
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