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Windows® 8.1 Inside Out by Tony Northrup

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Chapter 9. Organizing and protecting files

Windows 8 takes an app-first approach to managing files. If you want to view your photos, open the Photos app. To find your music, open the Music app.

This approach is very different from how you managed files in Windows 7. In Windows 7, most users ran Windows Explorer to access files of any type. For example, to view your photos in Windows 7, you use Windows Explorer to browse to the Pictures library. Then, to view a specific picture, you double-click it, and Windows opens the file in Windows Photo Viewer. The same process applies ...

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