How to Use File Explorer

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  File Explorer is a very useful tool for you as a student. Think of your PDA file explorer like the one on your computer, the place where all your data is located. You will have a lot of data on your PDA and it needs to be easy to find.  In order for the PDA to be useful you must organize your data. So, you need at least need a folder Think of it like a virtual locker or Trapper Keeper. You want to have a place to store all your work in separate folders fro each class to make them easy to find. At least create a folder for each class. And for some classes (like Mrs. Sorrell's class) you will need multiple folders like for DOL, spelling, journals, etc.

In File Explorer this can either display all the folder names that are above your current folder or give you the ability to sort your files by name, date, size, or type.


  1. To open File Explorer, Tap Start, Programs, File Explorer.

The very useful tap-and-hold feature that's built into Pocket PC especially comes in handy in File Explorer. In this example I show you how you can select multiple files and copy them to a different folder.
  1. Highlight several files by tapping on the first one and running your stylus down the file names.
  2. Tap and hold on one of the highlighted files.
  3. Select Copy from the menu.

  1. Tap the arrow at the top of the screen.
  2. Navigate to the folder you wish to Paste the files to by single tapping on its name in the drop-down list. Navigate to subfolders if appropriate.
  3. Tap the Edit menu and select Paste or if your destination folder is empty then you can use Tap and Hold to complete the paste process.