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Windows 7 Explorer Secrets (Windows Tips and Tricks Book 4)

Windows 7 Explorer Secrets (Windows Tips and Tricks Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Jack Dunning
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Windows 7 Explorer Secrets is the second in a series of Windows 7 Tips and Tricks books compiled from the hundreds of columns written by Jack Dunning, pubisher of ComputorEdge Magazine. Each chapter comes from a column or article which has been retested, revised and updated with the latest techniques. Many new tips and tricks have been added to the e-book version of the series.

Each e-book in the Windows Tips and Tricks series addresses a specific area of the Windows 7 operating system offering an in-depth look at techniques which will increase your understanding of Windows 7 while improving your computing experience. In the following weeks and months, more e-books from the series will be released, each addressing a specific Windows topic.

All four are available in a special Amazon bundle at a special Amazon rate. Search Kindle books for "Windows 7 Secrets Four-Book Bundle."

Inside Windows 7 Explorer Secrets

Windows Explorer is one of the most important tools in any version Windows. Used for navigation and opening files and launching programs Windows 7 Explorer has powerful new features for organization and sharing including Libraries and HomeGroup.

Chapter One: New Tools in Windows 7 Explorer “Windows Explorer has more power in Windows 7.”
Windows Explorer has always been the primary navigation tool for Windows. Now with the addition of Libraries and HomeGroup, Windows 7 offers new tools for getting organized and sharing over networks. Personalize Windows Explorer for your computing.

Chapter Two: Exploring the Details Pane in Windows Explorer “Viewing and adding hidden information (metadata) to Windows files.”
Windows Explorer has new features (first introduced in Vista) that help to identify and sort files. The Details pane displays metadata for viewing and editing of each file selected.

Chapter Three: Favorites in Windows Explorer “Save time by using Favorites in Windows Explorer.”
Many people ignore the existence of the Favorites feature in Windows 7 (called Favorite Links in Vista). However, if you take the time to play with it, you will most likely fall in love with this extra feature of Windows 7.

Chapter Four: Checking Out Libraries “New to Windows 7, Libraries can help you navigate the ever larger hard drives and networks.”
Libraries in Windows 7 are an important new file-management feature that deserves more attention. This Windows 7 tool is one of the most useful (and overlooked) features added to Windows.

Chapter Five: Favorites and Libraries Working Together “Windows 7 Favorites and Libraries complement each other.”
While some may find Windows' Favorites and Libraries annoying, they are handy and worthwhile data-management features. Here's how Jack uses them together in the weekly creation of ComputorEdge.

Chapter Six: Syncing Windows 7 Professional Libraries over Networks “Using Sync Center with Networked Computers is Another Reason to Switch to Windows 7 Professional.”
For some people, the simplicity and convenience of setting up files in Windows Libraries for copying and syncing with networked computers and drives using the "Always available offline" option may be enough motivation to upgrade to Professional.

Chapter Seven: Syncing Files without Windows Professional “Windows Briefcase for taking your work to another computer; SyncToy for easy synchronization.”
Windows Briefcase is a file-synchronization system that is helpful not only for Windows 7, but for all versions of Windows since 95.

Chapter Eight: Windows 7 HomeGroup “Share Windows Libraries between Windows 7 computers with HomeGroup.”
Windows 7 has made sharing existing Windows Libraries with other Windows 7 users much easier through the implementation of Windows HomeGroup.

Chapter Nine: Mapping Network Drives in Windows

Chapter Ten: The Windows Send To Feature

Chapter Eleven: File Associations

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3042 KB
  • Print Length: 97 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: ComputorEdge E-Books (4 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0075QLDI0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #547,697 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jack Dunning is the publisher of ComputorEdge Magazine ( He's been with the magazine since first issue on May 16, 1983. Back then, it was called The Byte Buyer. His Web site is He can be reached at If you would like to see his latest business efforts, please visit ComputorEdge E-Books (

Jack has written hundreds of articles and columns on computers and the Internet. He has authored an extensive list of "Windows Tips and Tricks" columns, including many about Windows 7. They can be found in the Writer's Listing of the Site Map at Many of these articles are being published as e-books and are available at

Jack has also written numerous really stupid gags for Jim Whiting cartoons which can be found in the e-book "That Does Not Compute!" (available at Amazon) and weekly at

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4.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 is still for me 7 April 2014
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I am a man elder years who enjoys working in windows 7. I know the youngsters are light years ahead, but I still require information on windows 7 and this is the book for me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good for a reference 17 May 2013
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I've been reading the book just to see if I can find any nugget of information to make my life easier or more interesting when it comes to using Windows 7. Right now I'm in the middle as its a very well layout and clear book for a person to learn about Windows 7 from a beginner's view, but not too much help in the advanced level features or tricks that they mention. Still a good reference overall if you aren't familar with Windown 7.
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