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The following articles are available for the 'Organization' topic. Click the article''s title (shown in bold) to see the associated article.

    Accessing a Network Drive
Being on a network is great because it allows you to share resources among the networked systems. Being able to access a network drive is an important capability.

    Arranging Desktop Icons Automatically
Is your desktop getting messy, with icons strewn everywhere? One way to help manage the plethora of icons on your desktop is to use Windows' auto arrange feature, described in this tip.

    Changing a Disk Drive's Name
Disk drives, in Windows, can have names. You can easily use Windows Explorer to change the name of a disk drive on your system.

    Changing a Folder's Icon
Changing a folder's icon is one way to make Windows a bit more personal. This tip describes how to do that.

    Create a Desktop Shortcut that Opens the Favorites Folder
Shortcuts save time and quickly open an item, thereby reducing mouse clicks. Create a shortcut to quickly open the Favorites folder.

    Creating a Disk Partition
Partitioning your disk offers a quick and efficient means to make good use of your disk resources. By creating disk partitions you can effectively set up shareable data folders and otherwise use disk space in a more precise way.

    Creating Your Own File Folders
In the general course of using your system, you will likely create many new files. It's a good idea to organize your files using folders so they can be easily found and accessed. By creating your own file folders you can add to the default Windows folder/subfolder structure.

    Displaying Hidden and System Files in a Folder
Files (and folders) can be marked hidden so that you don't see them in Windows Explorer. This tip tells you how to configure your system so that you can see all of your files even if they are marked hidden.

    Renaming or Deleting File Folders
Just as you can rename and delete individual files, so to can you rename and delete the folders that contain those files.

    Resizing a Disk Partition
Windows provides you with the built-in tools to change the size of partitions on your hard drives. Here's how to use the Disk Management utility to make your partitions just the size you want.

    Understanding Compressed Folders
If you're running low on disk space, you may want to consider creating some compressed folders to give you a little breathing room. This tip tells you how.

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