Files, folders and Windows Explorer

When using Windows 7, 8 ja 10 – operating system you can view files and folders with Windows Explorer, which can be opened from it’s icon in taskbar  (or pressing shortcut Win+E). You can find files using “Find/Search” -feature.


You can find files using “Find/Search” -feature from taskbar or from Start-menu.

Microsoft’s guide about Find | Video


Jumplist open using right mouse button when in Start menu or taskbar. Jumplist is contextual and it contains recently used programs and commands etc.

Microsoft’s guide about jumplists


Libraries are used on several purposes. Default libraries are Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos. You can create new libraries if you need them. It is not possible to attach network locations to libraries. Windows 10 contains “Quick list” that is almost the same as traditional libraries.

Microsoft’s guide about libraries | Creating new library

USB-memory sticks

USB-memory sticks are plugged into USB ports, after which you can see the contents of them using Windows File explorer. Media should always be removed only after clicking “Safely remove hardware” -feature on the system tray.

Burning CD/DVD disks and images

Microsoft’s guide about making CD’s

Naming files and folders

Windows 7 and newer operating systems support long filenames and extensions. You can also use lowercase and uppercase letters to improve readability.

  • Allowed characters are commas, plus and minus signs.
  • Forbidden characters :      |    /    :    *    ?    <    >
  • It is not recommended to use Scandinavian alphabets when naming files and/or folders