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BTS 174 Windows File & Disk Management Basics • 1 Cr.


Introduction to the basics of managing, customizing and maintaining files, folders, disks, and display settings using the Windows operating system. Prerequisite: BTS 173.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Create, rename, copy, move, and delete files and folders using Views in Windows Explorer.
  • Find files and folders by using Windows search tools and by creating shortcuts and favorites.
  • Speed information retrieval through use of folder options, views, and properties.
  • Customize the Windows display by changing backgrounds, desktop appearance, and screen settings.
  • Increase efficiency by changing Start menu and Taskbar to meet the needs of the user.
  • Maintain and optimize disks using format, copy, find and repair, clean up, and defragment.
  • Recover from system errors with restore tools.
  • Add and delete programs using Control Panel.
  • Demonstrate common DOS commands at the command prompt.



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3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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