5th Class Computers Science Understanding Windows Opening Files Using Explorer

Opening Files Using Explorer

Category : 5th Class

*      Opening Files Using Explorer



Explorer is an application program that lists all folders, files, drives and other resources of your computer. It also helps you to view and move files from one folder to another quickly.  


*   To open a file while you are In Windows Explorer, perform the following steps:

  • Double click the folder in which your file is located.
  • Double click the file Or Right click on the file and click on the Open option. (See Image 5.3.15)      




*    If your file is saved on a floppy, perform the following steps:

Click on the A: drive, select the file and then double click on it.


Right click on the file and select the Open option.    





 What do you do to get rid of an opened window?

(A) Put it into the recycle bin                     

(B) Delete it

(C) Close it                                                         

(D) Maximize it

(E) None of these  


Answer: (c)


Correct Option:

(C) Close it: To get rid of an opened window we can close It

Incorrect Options:

(A) Put it into the recycle bin: This option is incorrect

(B) Delete it: This option is incorrect

(D) Maximize it: This option is incorrect

(E) None of these: This option is invalid    



 Which File operations can you perform using Windows Explorer?

(A) Deleting Files                                             

(B) Moving files

(C) Renaming files                                          

(D) Opening files

(E) All of the above


Answer: (e)

Correct Option:

(E) All of the above : Windows Explorer allows you to perform different file operations such as deleting files, moving files, renaming files and opening files.

Incorrect Options:

(A) Deleting Files: This option is only partially right hence incorrect.

(B) Moving files: This option is only partially right hence incorrect.

(C) Renaming files: This option is only partially right hence incorrect.

(D) Opening files: This option is only partially right hence incorrect.    



You Know.jpg 

  • Before Windows Operating System became popular, MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System) was used. In MS-DOS, the user had to type out various commands using a keyboard for each operation like viewing files, copying files and formatting floppies.
  • The user was expected to remember all the commands and also the syntax.  




  • Windows application: Any program designed to run on the Windows Operating system.
  • Windows utilities: A program that extends the services of the Windows operating system.
  • Double click: A double-click is the act of pressing a computer mouse button twice quickly without moving the mouse.
  • Cursor: A special symbol, usually a solid rectangle or a blinking underlines character that signifies where the next character will be displayed on the screen.
  • File: A block of information or resource for storing information, which is available to a computer program.
  • Folder: A virtual container within a digital file system, in which groups of computer files and other folders can be kept and organized.
  • Mouse Pointer: In graphical user interfaces, a mouse pointer is a small arrow or other symbol on the display screen that moves as you move the mouse. You can select commands and options by positioning the tip of the arrow over the desired choice and clicking a mouse button.
  • Windows: An operating system which controls the execution of all types of programs.  




  • Microsoft Windows is a series of software operating systems and graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft.
  • Resources on Net: http://www.wikipedia.org



*   Abbreviations

OS              -          Operating System

CPU           -          Central Processing Unit

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