Windows Explorer—Almost perfect?

You can’t do much on a PC without using Windows Explorer. You use Windows Explorer to poke around a computer’s mass storage devices and shared resources on a network. But how often do you click the Windows Explorer icon in the Start menu? If you’re like me, the answer is not that often. Instead, you probably use the My Documents folder, the Computer icon—even the Recycle Bin—but Windows Explorer actually powers all of these things, too.

Before Vista, Windows Explorer wasn’t very sophisticated. It performed well enough, but Vista brought some big changes to the power and interface of Windows Explorer. Windows 7 takes Windows Explorer to a new level, incorporating features like the powerful new libraries. In this ...

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