Breadcrumbing

The breadcrumb bar, originally introduced in Vista, has brought an entirely new way of navigating in Windows. It replaces the plodding, sub-folder-based, dig-down method of yore with shortcut jumps. The breadcrumb bar provides a visual indication of the path you’ve...

Quickly copy a folder’s contents

To quickly copy all the files in a folder in Windows 7 or Vista: Open the folder. Right-click the breadcrumb bar and select Copy Address. Minimise the open folder, right-click within another folder or on the desktop and choose Paste from the pop-up menu. A copy of the...

Using the handy SendTo command

The Send To option has always been one of Windows’ handiest shortcuts. It lets you copy a file – or a folder full of files – to another folder without having to navigate your way to that destination folder. Send To also lets you quickly upload, email or...

Recovering deleted files

We all know cats have nine lives, but did you know files have three? When you create a file, it has its first bite at existence, an existence which continues until you, in your casual god-like manner, delete it. Deleting the file isn’t the end, though. All you...

Understanding Libraries

Windows 7 contains plenty of new features, but there’s only one truly new concept you’ll need to wrap your head around: libraries. Libraries provide a new way of managing, viewing and finding your files, toppling the old (My) Documents folder from its central...