SELECT,  COPY  AND  PASTE

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Multiple Selection        Copy & Paste        Cut & Paste        Drag & Drop        Paste-Over A Folder        More Paste        Folder Order

In previous Folders And Files sections you have been taught how to Select, Copy, Cut and Past a folder, among other things. Now I am going to show you how to put the whole thing together, using Files too, so that you know what is meant by the terms COPY & PASTE and CUT & PASTE.

To make the learning even easier I am going to be using two windows. The first window will be the DOCUMENTS folder, which will be used to COPY from and CUT from, and the second window will be an empty Flash Drive (Memory Pen/Stick) window used to PASTE into. So I am going to show you how to COPY folders and files, CUT folders and files and PASTE folders and files to/from one storage area to another; using COPY & PASTE and CUT & PASTE procedures as shown in previous sections of this Folders & Files category.


Before I continue I must point out that the Folder View, and more specifically the Toolbars, of each folder used in this section have been premodified for ease of viewing. Meaning: Instead of seeing the Name, Date Modified, Type, Size and so on toolbars (below) I have changed each folder's view to only show the Name toolbar. I thought the other toolbars might distract from the explanations. The changes, which are not documented (hence why I am informing you here), are made after I open a folder or after I paste something into a folder. If you want to change a folder's view see the next section which is called Folder Views.

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Fig 1.0 - A typical folder's Folder View

To get started the first thing you need to do is open your Source window (folder), which you use as the COPY From window or CUT From window. You then need to open your Destination window (folder), which you use as the PASTE Into window. See the How To Move A Window and How To Re-Size A Window sections for more information, if need be.

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Fig 1.1 - The Source folder (window) - DOCUMENTS

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Fig 1.2 - The Destination folder (window) - Storage (F:)

In this example the DOCUMENTS folder is being used as the Source window (folder) and the Storage (F:) window, which is a Flash Drive, is being used as the Destination window (folder). The DOCUMENTS folder has two sub-folders inside it, called Important Files and Research, and nine assorted files inside it called Budapest1.jpg (Photo file), Budapest2.jpg (Photo file), Essay.docx (Microsoft Word 2016 file), Music1.m4a (Audio file), Music2.m4a (Audio file), Research Notes.txt (Text file), Tenerife1 (Photo file), Tenerife2 (Photo file) and Weekly Shopping.xlsx (Microsoft Excel 2016 file). The flash drive Storage (F:) folder is empty.

The flash drive, which is empty at the moment, has been assigned (given) the letter F by Windows 10 in this example, but could easily of been assigned another letter depending on what other hardware devices are currently plugged into the computer. And STORAGE is the name I gave the flash drive, hence the name Storage (F:), even though I could of called it John, Homework or whatever. Storage (F:) is known as the Destination folder because it is here where I will end up putting (Pasting) the example sub-folders and/or files.

The source and destination folders can be any folders/sub-folders of your choosing (i.e. Floppy Disk to a Website, DOCUMENTS to a Flash Drive, DOCUMENTS to a CD and so on). Here I have chosen the DOCUMENTS folder as the source folder because it is on every Windows 10 computer and the Storage (F:) flash drive folder as the destination folder because it is portable (it can be removed from one computer and then be inserted into another computer), therefore any folders and/or files pasted (put) into it will be portable too.

After opening the two folders (windows) the next thing to do is to decide which folders and/or files I want to COPY (or CUT). And then where I want to put (PASTE) them. For example: If I COPY the Essay.docx file do I then PASTE it straight into the Storage (F:) flash drive folder or do I want to create a sub-folder for Essay.docx to go into first? It is this kind of thing you must decide before doing any copying/pasting or cutting/pasting. In other words: Map out where you would like each sub-folder and/or file to be pasted (put), create any needed sub-folders inside your destination folder and then COPY & PASTE your sub-folder(s) and/or file(s).

The first thing I am going to do is create a sub-folder called Holiday Photos inside the Storage (F:) flash drive folder. This can be done using the ribbon - Click on the HOME Tab of the Storage (F:) window (folder) to reveal the ribbon and then click on the NEW FOLDER button. Alternatively, right click inside the display area of the Storage (F:) window (folder) to reveal the context menu (Options menu), hover over the NEW sub-menu and then select (left click on) the FOLDER menu-item. See the How To Create A Folder and How To Rename A Folder sections if you need help.

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Fig 1.3 - Create a sub-folder inside the Storage (F:) flash drive folder....

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Fig 1.4 - ....and then rename it from New Folder to HOLIDAY PHOTOS.

The next thing I am going to do is double click on the newly created HOLIDAY PHOTOS sub-folder (Fig 1.5 below) to get inside it (Fig 1.6) and from there I will create two sub-sub-folders, BUDAPEST and TENERIFE. So the hierarchy is then STORAGE (the main folder), HOLIDAY PHOTOS (a sub-folder inside STORAGE and also a main folder for BUDAPEST and TENERIFE) and BUDAPEST and TENERIFE (sub-folders inside HOLIDAY PHOTOS and also sub-sub-folders to STORAGE).

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Fig 1.5 - Double click on the HOLIDAY PHOTOS folder to get inside it.....

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Fig 1.6 - ....and then create two new folders called BUDAPEST and TENERIFE.

Now that the two sub-sub-folders BUDAPEST and TENERIFE have been created inside the HOLIDAY PHOTOS sub-folder I will double click on the BUDAPEST sub-sub-folder to get inside it. The reason being is that I want to copy the Budapest1.jpg and Budapest2.jpg photograph files from the DOCUMENTS folder into the BUDAPEST sub-sub-folder.

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Fig 1.7 - Double click on the BUDAPEST sub-sub-folder.....

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Fig 1.8 - ....to get inside it.

Before I do any copying I need to explain how you select more than one file (or sub-folder). The How To Copy A Folder and How To Cut A Folder sections explained how to select one sub-folder at a time, but in this section you will need to know how to select more than one sub-folder and/or file at a time.


MULTIPLE  SELECTION

There are two basic methods for selecting multiple items (folders and/or files). The first method is to use the CTRL keyboard key, which allows you to select individual items. And the second method is to use the SHIFT keyboard key, which allows you to select a range of items; otherwise known as a selection or selection of items.

Select with CTRL

With the CTRL keyboard key method you start by selecting your first item (folder or file) as normal, by clicking on it with the left mouse button (Fig 1.8 below). You then press the CTRL keyboard key and keep it held down as you then select (left click on) your second item (folder or file), your third item (folder or file) and so on (Fig 1.9). When you are happy with your selection you let go of the CTRL keyboard key. If you make a mistake you can always deselect an item by clicking on it again, with the CTRL keyboard key held down.

If you do not keep the CTRL keyboard key held down as you are selecting or deselecting an item with the left mouse button you will cancel your selection and have to start all over again.

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Fig 1.9 - Select your first item (folder or file)

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Fig 1.10 - Select other items (folders and/or files) with the CTRL keyboard key held down



Select with SHIFT

With the SHIFT keyboard key method you start by selecting your first item (folder and/or file) as normal, by clicking on it with the left mouse button (Fig 1.10 below). You then press the SHIFT keyboard key and keep it held down as you select the last item in your range (Fig 1.11). When you are happy with your selected range you let go of the SHIFT keyboard key. If you make a mistake with the last item you can always select a different last item by clicking on it, with the SHIFT keyboard key held down.

If you do not keep the SHIFT keyboard key held down as you are selecting a last item, only the last item will be selected. The first item will be deselected, therefore no range will have been created.

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Fig 1.11 - Select your first item (folder or file)

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Fig 1.12 - Select your last item (folder or file) with SHIFT held down

The SHIFT and CTRL methods can also be used in combination. For example: You could select a range of files (and/or folders) with the SHIFT method and then select individual files (and/or folders) with the CTRL method (Fig 1.13 below). You can not do the reverse though. You can not select individual items with the CTRL method first and then select a range of items with the SHIFT method because the SHIFT method will deselect any items selected with the CTRL method. Therefore, either use the SHIFT method first and then the CTRL method (Fig 1.13) or use the CTRL method first and then use the mouse pointer to select a range of items (Fig 1.14).

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Fig 1.13 - SHIFT: Research Notes.txt to Weekly Shopping.xlsx and then CTRL: RESEARCH

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Fig 1.14 - CTRL: IMPORTANT FILES and Essay.docx and then Mouse Select (elastic band drag) Music2.m4a to Tenerife2.jpg

In Fig 1.14 above I first selected the IMPORTANT FILES sub-folder and then the Essay.docx file using the CTRL method. With the CTRL keyboard key still held down I then used the Mouse Pointer to select the range of files Music2.m4a to Tenerife2.jpg - The mouse pointer Drag method was shown in the How To Paste A Folder section (towards the end, after Fig 1.9), but I will refresh your memory anyway!

Starting from the top right-hand-side of your selection, click the left mouse button. Keep it clicked (held down) and then drag (move) the mouse pointer towards the bottom left-hand-side of your selection. Then let go of the left mouse button. So in Fig 1.14 above I started by moving the mouse pointer to the top right-hand-side of the Music2.m4a file. I then clicked the left mouse button and kept it clicked whilst I then dragged (moved) the mouse pointer towards the bottom left-hand-side of the Tenerife2.jpg file. When I knew that was what I wanted selecting I let go of the left mouse button. You do not have to be perfect with your positioning of the mouse pointer, as Fig 1.14 shows, because Windows 10 automatically selects the folders and/or files that are within range of your selection box (elastic band) for you.

Now that you know how to select items the next thing to do is the actual copying (or cutting) and pasting.


COPY  &  PASTE

The word COPY, when used in the context of COPY & PASTE, means to make an exact copy of the currently selected item(s) and put that exact copy of the currently selected item(s) into the computer's memory; like a photocopy. So that when the currently selected item(s) need pasting (moving to another place) it is the exact copy (memory copy/photocopy) of the currently selected item(s), now in the computer's memory, that are pasted (moved to another place) and not the currently selected (original) item(s). In other words: The currently selected item(s), the original folders/files, stay where they are and are kept selected. It is the exact copy of the currently selected item(s), in the computer's memory, that is pasted.

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Fig 1.15 - COPY the selected items (the Budapest1.jpg and Budapest2.jpg files) into the computer's memory

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Fig 1.16 - PASTE the memory items (the memory copy of the Budapest1.jpg and Budapest2.jpg files) into the BUDAPEST sub-folder

So the COPY & PASTE process is as follows. First select the item(s) you want a COPY of. Then use either the context menu (Options menu) or the ribbon to select (left click on) on the COPY menu-item or COPY button - In this example I have used the ribbon (Fig 1.15 above). Doing so will create an exact copy of your selected item(s) and put that exact copy into the computer's memory, therefore creating a memory copy of your selected item(s). You then go to the place (sub-folder) where you want the exact copy (memory copy) of your selected item(s) pasted to. Again, you can either use the context menu (Options menu) or the ribbon to select (left click on) on the PASTE menu-item or PASTE button - In this example I use the context menu (Fig 1.15 above), purely so you could still see the path name of the BUDAPEST sub-folder. The ribbon would of hidden it! PASTE will put the exact copy (memory copy) of your selected item(s) into the place (sub-folder) you have chosen. So in this example I selected the Budapest1.jpg and Budapest2.jpg files from the DOCUMENTS folder, clicked on the COPY button, went over to the BUDAPEST sub-folder and then used to the context menu to PASTE.

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Fig 1.17 - The memory items (the memory copy of the Budapest1.jpg and Budapest2.jpg files) have been PASTEd into the BUDAPEST sub-folder

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Fig 1.18 - The original files, inside the DOCUMENTS folder, are intact.

As you can see; When the exact copy (memory copy) of your selected items (Budapest1.jpg and Budapest2.jpg files) are pasted, from the computer's memory, into the BUDAPEST sub-folder (Fig 1.17 above) the selected items inside the DOCUMENTS folder remain intact (Fig 1.18 above). They are not deleted. This is because PASTE is working with a memory copy of your selected item(s), that COPY created, and not with your actual (original) currently selected item(s).


CUT  &  PASTE

The word CUT, when used in the context of CUT & PASTE, means to cut out (delete) the currently selected item(s) once they have been pasted. In other words: CUT & PASTE works in exactly the same way as COPY & PASTE with the difference being that CUT deletes the currently (originally) selected item(s) once they have been pasted from the computer's memory. So CUT really does move items from one place to another, whereas COPY leaves the original items alone.

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Fig 1.19 - Copy the selected items into the computer's memory using the CUT (Scissors) button

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Fig 1.20 - The selected items are marked for deletion, denoted by their faded out icons.

So the CUT & PASTE process is as follows. First select the item(s) you want a copy of (CUT of). Then use either the context menu (Options menu) or the ribbon to select (left click on) on the CUT menu-item or CUT button - In this example I have used the ribbon (Fig 1.19 above). Doing so will create an exact copy of your selected item(s) and put that exact copy into the computer's memory, therefore creating a memory copy of your selected item(s). Your currently selected item(s) will also be marked for deletion, denoted by their icons being faded out (Fig 1.20 above), which means they will be deleted once a PASTE has occurred.

After CUT you then go to the place (sub-folder) where you want the exact copy (memory copy) of your selected item(s) pasted to. Again, you can either use the context menu (Options menu) or the ribbon to select (left click on) on the PASTE menu-item or PASTE button - In this example I use the context menu (Fig 1.21 below). PASTE will put the exact copy (memory copy) of your selected item(s) into the place (sub-folder) you have chosen. So in this example I selected the Budapest1.jpg and Budapest2.jpg files from the DOCUMENTS folder, clicked on the CUT button, went over to the BUDAPEST sub-folder and then used to the PASTE button on its context menu. Once the PASTE has been done your selected item(s) inside the DOCUMENTS folder are then deleted (Fig 1.23).

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Fig 1.21 - PASTE the memory items (the memory copy of the Budapest1.jpg and Budapest2.jpg files) into the BUDAPEST sub-folder

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Fig 1.22 - The memory items (the memory copy of the Budapest1.jpg and Budapest2.jpg files) have been PASTEd into the BUDAPEST sub-folder

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Fig 1.23 - The original copy has been deleted (CUT out) from the DOCUMENTS folder



DRAG  &  DROP

DRAG & DROP is a variant of COPY & PASTE. It allows you to DRAG (move) one or more items (folders and/or files) from one place to another using just the mouse pointer and left mouse button. Below is an example using the Budapest1.jpg file.

Start by selecting (left clicking on) a file, but do not release the left mouse button - keep it held down over the selected file. Now move the mouse pointer towards the main folder (or sub-folder) you want your selected file to go into (Fig 1.24 below). Remember, the left mouse button is still held down as you are moving the mouse pointer - This is known as Dragging. As you drag the mouse pointer your selected file follows the mouse pointer.

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Fig 1.24 - DRAG (move) your selected file towards its destination folder (main folder or sub-folder)

As soon as the mouse pointer is away from the source folder (i.e. away from the DOCUMENTS folder) and over the desktop a message appears underneath the mouse pointer - Move To Desktop (Fig 1.25 below). This means if you now let go of the left mouse button a copy of your selected file will be placed on the desktop. Your original selected file will still be intact inside its source folder as DRAG & DROP works with a memory copy, just the same as COPY & PASTE. In this example though you are not DROPping your selected file onto the desktop, so keep the left mouse button pressed.

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Fig 1.25 - A copy of the selected file could be placed onto the desktop now, if the left mouse button is released.

With the left mouse button still pressed carry on moving (dragging) the mouse pointer towards your destination folder (i.e. towards the BUDAPEST sub-folder). When the mouse pointer is just coming over your destination folder (main folder or sub-folder) a message will appear - Copy To Destination folder (i.e. Copy To BUDAPEST). It is now that you could let go of the left mouse button in order to place a copy of your selected file inside the destination folder (Fig 1.26 below). However, being a beginner, you are better off waiting until you have dragged the mouse pointer into the center (white display area) of your destination folder before letting go of the left mouse button.

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Fig 1.26 - The selected file is now over its destination sub-folder, so release the left mouse button.....

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Fig 1.27 - .....so that the selected file is dropped inside the destination sub-folder.

A good use for dropping a file when it has just approached a destination folder's title bar (a destination window's title bar) is when you have multiple folders (windows) stacked on top of one another (Fig 1.28 below) whereby you can not see the display area of the destination folder (destination window). After dropping the selected file the destination folder is brought to the front of the other folders (Fig 1.29) - This may hide one or more of the other folder's title bar, depending on how much of that folder is viewable.

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Fig 1.28 - How to drop the selected file onto a destination folder with no display area visible

To drag more than one item simply select more than one item (Fig 1.28 above) and then follow the Drag & Drop steps above - You are doing exactly the same as above except you are starting with more than one item selected, so you will be dragging and then dropping more than one item (as shown in Figures 1.28 above and 1.29 below). So to clarify: Select your items as normal, making sure the mouse button has been released after the last selection, and then start dragging the now highlighted items into their destination folder.

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Fig 1.29 - The selected file is dropped and the destination sub-folder is brought to the front



PASTE-OVER  A  FOLDER

Over the Folders & Files sections I have shown you how to paste your item(s) inside a sub-folder, so that (1) you know your item(s) were definitely pasted inside that sub-folder and (2) you could see what else was inside that sub-folder, but what if you do not care about what is already inside a sub-folder and you trust Windows 10 to paste your item(s) into a sub-folder? Is there a way of pasting into a sub-folder without actually opening that sub-folder?....Yes there is. This next example shows how to paste already selected and copied items into the BUDAPEST sub-folder (from the above examples) without actually opening the BUDAPEST sub-folder.


For this next example select and copy the Essay.docx and Research Notes.txt files into the computer's memory, using either COPY or CUT, and then make sure you are inside the HOLIDAY PHOTOS sub-folder. Either open the HOLIDAY PHOTOS sub-folder from scratch or with the above examples just click on the blue BACK (left-arrow) button to get back into the HOLIDAY PHOTOS sub-folder from the TENERIFE sub-folder. When you are inside the HOLIDAY PHOTOS sub-folder, where you can see the BUDAPEST and TENERIFE sub-folders, right click on the BUDAPEST sub-folder to bring up its context menu and then left click on the PASTE menu-item. This will then paste the Essay.docx and Research Notes.txt files into the BUDAPEST sub-folder without you having to open the BUDAPEST sub-folder.

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Fig 1.30 - Right click over a destination folder (or sub-folder) to PASTE one or more items into it

If you want to paste directly into the main folder of a hardware device, such as a Floppy Disk (A:) or a Flash Drive (F:), you can use the SEND TO menu-item. Simply select your item(s), without COPY-ing them or CUT-ting them, and then right-click on one of the selected items. This will bring up the context menu where you must then navigate towards the SEND TO sub-menu - There is no need to click on this sub-menu though as it will open its own menu after a second or so. When the SEND TO sub-menu opens left click on its Hardware Device menu-item (i.e. Storage (F:)). A copy of your selected items will then be sent to that hardware device's main folder - In my example, to the Storage (F:) flash drive folder.

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Fig 1.31 - Right click over one selected file and SEND the selected file(s) TO the Hardware Device

In the two examples above the original files were left in their original folders after their pasting operation - none of them did a CUT. Each example did a COPY only, which if you remember means a copy of their files are put into memory - Example one pasted its memory files into the BUDAPEST sub-folder whereas example two (SEND TO) pasted its memory files into the Storage (F:) main folder. In both examples I did not have to open the destination folder (i.e. the BUDAPEST sub-folder and the Storage (F:) flash drive folder).


MORE  PASTE

What I have explained so far is one COPY and one PASTE. In other words: The copying of a selection of files from one place to another, which is okay if that is all you need but what happens if you need to paste the same copied items into more than one place? Do the same files need a COPY & PASTE to the BUDAPEST sub-folder for example and then another COPY & PASTE to the Storage (F:) flash drive folder for example? The answer is NO.

When you use COPY a copy of your selected files are put into the computer's memory, ready for the PASTE operation, as explained throughout this section. And when you PASTE those memory files are then taken out of the computer's memory and pasted (moved) into your destination folder. To have more than one PASTE with the same files you simply go inside your second destination folder and do PASTE again. So for every destination folder you do a PASTE. What PASTE actually does is go back the second time, and thereafter, and copies your originally selected files into the computer's memory again (by doing another COPY operation behind the scenes).....and then it moves (pastes) them from the computer's memory into your destination folder.

Note: If you remove the source folder (i.e. your Flash Drive), even after COPY-ing some selected files from it, you will get an error.....because the memory was cleared. For example: If you select all the files on your Flash Drive, select the COPY menu-item and then unplug your Flash Drive you will not be able to PASTE the selected files into the DOCUMENTS folder for example. This is because COPY quickly makes a copy of your selected files and stores them briefly into the computer's memory, as it knows a PASTE will follow shortly. After all, you are transferring data. So no permanent storage should be required. It is the way COPY & PASTE operates. For example: Imagine you did many COPYs without doing any PASTEs. Your computer's memory would soon fill up with data and probably be denying a program the memory it desperately needs. Hence why a second PASTE goes back and informs COPY to copy your selected files into memory again. COPY & PASTE work as a team to quickly transfer files from A to B using quick memory copying procedures.

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Fig 1.32 - Do NOT unplug a Hardware Storage Device during a COPY & PASTE procedure



FOLDER  HIERARCHY (ORDER)

The hierarchy (order) of folders, like COPY & PASTE, has also been explained over the Folders & Files sections. However, most of the examples in those explanations have shown how to go down the hierarchy, to get inside a sub-folder. So in this next example I will show you how to go up and down the flash drive's hierarchy so that you are clear what the hierarchy is.

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Fig 1.33 - The hierarchy of the Storage (F:) flash drive

With any hierarchy start from the top, and also look at the folders like a family tree as in Fig 1.33 above. For example: The hierarchy, if you had folders to do with your family, could be Mother, Daughter (left branch), Son (right branch), Granddaughter (daughter's branch) and so on. In other words: When you go into a sub-folder you are going down the hierarchy (i.e Mother into Daughter or Storage (F:) into Holiday Photos). And when you come out of a sub-folder you are going up the hierarchy (i.e out of Daughter an into Mother again or out of Holiday Photos and into Storage (F:) again). Here an example.

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Fig 1.34 - You are currently inside the Storage (F:) main folder - Double click on HOLIDAY PHOTOS to get inside it.

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Fig 1.35 - You are currently inside the HOLIDAY PHOTOS sub-folder - Double click on BUDAPEST to get inside it.

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Fig 1.36 - You are now inside the BUDAPEST sub-sub-folder, with two files inside it (Budapest1.jpg and Budapest2.jpg).

Figures 1.34 to 1.36 were straight forward. I just went straight down the hierarchy to one of the last sub-folders - BUDAPEST. I could of gone for the other last sub-folder, on the other branch, which would of been TENERIFE of course. Remember: From HOLIDAY PHOTOS the hierarchy branches into BUDAPEST and ITALY.

To go back up one level of the folder order (hierarchy) simply click on the previous folder's name which should be located inside the current folder's Address Bar edit box (Fig 1.37 below). In Fig 1.37 I want to get out of the BUDAPEST sub-folder and back into the HOLIDAY PHOTOS sub-folder. Once this is done (Fig 1.38) I can then see both the BUDAPEST and TENERIFE sub-folders again because I am now back inside the HOLIDAY PHOTOS sub-folder.

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Fig 1.37 - Click on the previous folder's name (HOLIDAY PHOTOS) to get back inside that folder

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Fig 1.38 - Back inside the Holiday Photos sub-folder

Clicking on the previous folder's name again (Fig 1.38 above), Storage (F:) this time, from inside the HOLIDAY PHOTOS sub-folder will take me back into the Storage (F:) main folder. For more explanation of the Address Bar edit box, and more importantly examples and explanations of Path Names, see the path names section (Fig 1.3 onwards).

Remember: At anytime you are in a main folder (or sub-folder) you can create a sub-folder inside that main folder (or sub-folder), delete a sub-folder, COPY & PASTE or CUT & PASTE (if there are items inside the folder) and so on.