What Is Windows Explorer?

This section provides a quick introduction of Windows Explorer, a graphical navigation tool that allows you to manage files on your computer.

What Is Windows Explorer? File Explorer, also called File Explorer, is a graphical navigation tool that allows you to manager files on your computer.

Windows Explorer is definitely the most used tool on Windows systems. It allows to:

Here is a screen shot of Windows Explorer on Windows 7:
Microsoft Windows 7 - Windows Explorer

Last update: 2012.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

Introduction to Windows Explorer

What Is Windows Explorer?

 Viewing File Properties

 Turning On/Off File Preview Pane

 Options of File Listing in a Folder

 Always Show Icons, Never Thumbnails

 Best Seetings of Folder Options

 Applying Folder Options to All Folders

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version