Windows 7 was specifically designed to keep the user experience in mind and what could be the better feature to increase the experience than Windows Explorer.
There are some basic tips and tricks which can make the digital experience more friendly and effective.
Here are some of the simple tips and steps to streamline the Windows 7 experience:
Step1: Customize the favorite lists:
The favorite list stays on the left of the navigation bar where it shows the folder which are important and which are frequently used. Users can customize this section and add the desired folder location in the left had navigation bar by simply dragging and dropping any important folder location for the right side explorer area.
This is completely customizable area and the item which you add can be removed in future by simply right clicking on the folder and clicking on remove.
Step2: Managing the favorite section:
Users can also add frequently used applications in the Favorite section. User might already be using some app-launching system but it is always suggestible to run any required program at the background while working on the system.
Step3: Map network drives and devices:
User might have a network hard drive attached in home network which they want to access frequently. It is very easy to access the network drive from the Explorer. Navigate to Network Drive from the Windows Explorer, Right click and choose the option ‘Map Network Drive’, after which user can also assign a drive letter or a name to the network drive as per the convenient. Users can also configure the setting to connect to the network drive while logging on to computer and the created network drive will appear under My Computer section.
Step4: View Hidden files
Operating system does not allow users to access some files and keep those files hidden as users might delete those important files accidently. However, an advanced user might need access to those files and to do so go to Organize, on the top left of Explorer and then choose ‘Folder and search options.’ Click on the View tab and check the boxes which say ‘Show hidden files, folder and drives.’ This step will enable you to view all the hidden files and folders even the protected windows files. It is also important to view some user created files which are attributed as hidden.