Mastering Windows Explorer 268
Working with Libraries 282
Using Compressed (Zipped) Folders 288
Arranging Data in Windows Explorer 289
Managing File Properties and Metadata 299
In the beginning, there was the command prompt, which begat drive letters and path names. In those dark days, when floppy disks ruled the PC world and file names were a mere eight characters long with three-letter extensions, finding your stuff wasn't a particularly difficult task.
Today, thanks to long file names, rich file properties, and customizable metadata—not to mention multiterabyte data drives—the challenges of organizing data are considerably tougher. The robust search capabilities built into Windows 7 (which we discuss in ...