More on "Where did my files go?": Desk, Filing Cabinet, Folders, Files

Have you ever lost a file on your computer?

I want to help clear up any confusion about the concepts of files, folders, and the desktop.

First you need to understand how the information stored on your computer is organized--file management. There's a very good tutorial for Windows here on youtube (not by us.) It'll help you understand where to look for files, and how to store and organize them.

Concrete examples involve a desk, a filing cabinet, folder inside the cabinet, paper (files) inside the folders, and folders inside the folders. There's a kind of patronizing example here.

FYI, when there's computer stuff I don't understand, my first impulse is to check Google, and my second is to look on Youtube, and my third is to consult a friend.