Windows 10 Tutorial 11 – Working With Files and Folders
In this lesson we will be building on some of the skills we developed in the previous lesson by taking a more detailed look at folders and files. We will see how to make your own folders and look at cut, copy and paste.
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What is a zip file? – A zip file behaves similarly to a folder in that it can contain multiple files and folders. Usually, data is packed into a zip file archive for transportation. Files in a zip archive are compressed using clever mathematical algorithms which makes zip files ideal for transporting files across the internet. You can learn more about zip files by checking our working with files tutorial.
You can’t have more than one file or folder with the same name in a folder – Windows needs to tell files apart just the same as you do, so you can’t have two files with the same name in the same folder.
If you try and put a file with the same name as an existing one into the same folder, Windows will show you information about both files and ask you to confirm that you want to replace the original file.
If you try and put a folder with the same name as an existing one into the same folder, the contents of the folders will be merged. Any files which exist inside both folders will be overwritten. If a file is in the source folder but not in the destination folder, it will be moved to the destination. If a file is in the destination folder but not the source folder, it will be left alone.
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