Working With Files

If you are familiar with working with files in DOS or earlier version of Windows, you have some surprises coming in Windows 95/98/ME/XP. Although the old concept of 8.3 file naming convention still works, this restriction has been lifted giving you the freedom to name files pretty much anything you want.

In Windows 95/98/ME/XP, you have to go out of your way to see the 3-character extension given to files. For the most part, this extension is now hidden although it is still present.

The 8-character file name has now been expanded to 250 characters including some special characters that use to be restricted. For example, you can now use blanks in the file name which allows you to give your files very meaningful names.

Let's take a look at several aspects of working with files:

 Hughes Glantzberg

Last Revised: 03/27/2010

Created by
The PC Help Desk
(Hughes Glantzberg)