5th Class Computers Science Understanding Windows More on Desktop

More on Desktop

Category : 5th Class

*     More on Desktop



You are already familiar with the Desktop. This is first screen appears as soon as windows gets started. (See Figure 5.3.4)        



There are many icons on the Desktop which point to a program, folder and document or Internet location. My Computer lists the contents of the computer. Double click on My Computer icon on the Desktop. It displays the various drives in your computer such as the Floppy disk drive, Hard disk drive and CD drive. (See Figure 5.3.5)     



If you double-click on any one of the icons, you get further information about what it stands for. For example, if there is a floppy in the drive, a double-click on the corresponding icon will give you the list of files that the floppy contains. The Recycle Bin is an icon on the Desktop which temporarily holds deleted items or files that you no longer need. If the wastebasket Bin is empty then its icon, the wastebasket, looks empty. If it is not empty, double click on it and the contents will be displayed. (See Figure 5.3.6)      

In the list of deleted files, you may find an item that was deleted by mistake. In that case, drag the item out of the Recycle Bin onto the Desktop and click the Close button. Or, Click on the File menu and choose Restore.    


*    When there are too many items in the Recycle Bin and you do not need any of them, you can permanently delete the files by performing the following steps:

  • Right click on the Recycle Bin icon.
  • Choose the Empty Recycle Bin option.
  • When asked for confirmation, click on the Yes button. Once the Recycle Bin is emptied, the deleted files cannot be restored again. (See Figure 5.3.7)    







 When you double click on the My Documents icon, it displays:

(A) Deleted files present in the computer

(B) All the computers attached with the network

(C) Drives available in the computer

(D) Documents present in the computer

(E) None of these  


Answer :(D)

Correct Option:

(D) Documents present in the computer: Double-clicking the My Documents icon displays the different documents present in the computer.

Incorrect Options:

(A) Deleted files present in the computer: Recycle Bin icon displays the list of deleted files on a computer.

(B) All the computers attached with the network: Network Neighborhood icon displays all the computers attached with the network.

(C) Drives available in the computer: My Computer icon displays the different drives in the computer such as hard disk drive, floppy disk drive and CD drive.

(E) None of these: Is an invalid option    



 Select the correct option about Recycle Bin. The file once sent to the Recycle Bin:

1. Can never be obtained again

2. Can be obtained again

3. Cannot be seen in the recycle bin

4. Can be seen in the recycle bin                 

5. None of these

(A) 2 and 4    

(B) 1 and 4

(C) 1 and 3  

(D) 2 and 3

(E) None of these


Answer: (a)


Correct Option:

(A) Only statements 2 and 4 are correct.

Incorrect Options:

(B) Statement 1 is incorrect but statement 4 is correct. Therefore, option (A) is incorrect.

(C) Both statement 1 and statement 3 are incorrect. Therefore, option (C) is incorrect.

(D) Statement 3 is incorrect whereas statement 2 is correct. Therefore, option (D) is incorrect.

(E) All the given statements are not incorrect. Therefore, option (E) is incorrect.

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