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Windows Vista™ Step by Step by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert

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Finding Your Way Around Your Computer

Programs, tools, and information are available on your computer in a hierarchical structure. Information is stored in files that are organized in folders on hard disk drives and other storage devices (such as a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive). You can look at a representation of this storage structure by displaying the contents of the disks in the available drives.

The tools available to you in each folder window vary based on the folder’s contents, but all include these basic features:

  • The Address bar reflects your navigation path, beginning with the Windows symbol representing the overall Windows storage structure. The arrow after each folder name links to a list of its subfolders.

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    The path of a folder or file ...

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