Mister

Topics: Operating system, Microsoft Windows, File system, Windows Vista, Microsoft / Pages: 17 (4142 words) / Published: Apr 8th, 2014
Chapter 4 Lab
Hands-On Projects
In some Windows Vista/7 or Server 2008/Server 2008 R2 projects, you may see the User
Account Control (UAC) box, which is used for security to help thwart intruders. If you see this box, click Continue. Because computer setups may be different, the box is not mentioned in the actual project steps.
Project 4-1
File systems store and manage files like a personal assistant to the file system user. In this project, you employ My Computer or Computer to view folders and files in Windows Vista/7,
Server 2003/Server 2003 R2, and Server 2008/ Server 2008 R2. Also, you view the information that is stored for and can be displayed about a file.
To view folders and files and their associated information in Windows XP or Server 2003/Server
2003 R2:
1. Click Start and click My Computer.
2. What information do you see displayed? Record your observations.
3. Double-click Local Disk (C:) to view folders and files on the hard drive.
4. Record some examples of folders that you see. Are there any files displayed?
5. Double-click Documents and Settings to view more folders.
6. Click the View menu and click Choose Details to see the Choose Details dialog box. Use the scroll bar to view all of the information stored about a folder’s contents. Click Cancel.
7. Close the Documents and Settings window.
To view folders and files and their associated information in Windows Vista/7 or Server
2008/Server 2008 R2:
1. Click Start and click Computer.
2. What information do you see displayed? Record your observations.

3. Double-click OS (C:) or Local Disk (C:), depending on the operating system, to view folders and files on the hard drive.
4. Record some examples of folders that you see. Are there any files displayed?
5. Double-click Windows in the right pane to view more folders.
6. Right-click the Name column heading and click More as in Figure 4-20 to see the Choose
Details dialog box (shown earlier in Figure 4-2). Use the scroll

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