Of all the tools I cover in this book, File Explorer (formerly called Windows Explorer in Microsoft Windows 7 and earlier editions) is the one you no doubt use most often. And yet even many Windows experts only scratch the surface of this incredibly rich built-in app.
My basic principles for organizing files are simple:
• Consolidate your files into a handful of easy-to-access locations.
• Use keywords and descriptive filenames to make searches more effective.
• Master the powerful search tools in File Explorer.
• Have a backup plan.
Understanding how to make the most of File Explorer requires some background into how Windows itself organizes files. Some of these details are incredibly obvious, whereas others are subtle ...