Moving and renaming files in Windows XP
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Managing your translation workflow often requires that you save, organize, find and send files for multiple clients who all use different file naming conventions... none of which may match yours. To manage your workflow easily, you must be able to move and rename files easily in Windows. The exercise below will help you to practice various ways of carrying out these operations. It's important to be aware that there are often multiple ways of accomplishing the same task in Windows; you may know some that are not described here. The only thing that matters is that you know at least one easy, quick and efficient way to accomplish what you need to do!
NOTE 1: You can also drag and drop files using the right mouse button. Once you have dropped the files, a contextual menu will appear giving you the choice of moving or copying the files, or cancelling the operation.
NOTE 2: You can select as many individual files as you wish using this method.
NOTE 3: You can view the folder structure in the left-hand side of the window by clicking on the Folders button at the top of the My Documents window. You can click on the plus sign beside the various drives and directories to open the list of their sub-directories. Once you have displayed the sub-directory to move your files to and selected the files you want to move, you can simply drag them to the new directory. To hide the directory structure again, simply click the Folders button again.
NOTE 4: If you click too quickly, the file may open. If it does, simply close it (it cannot be renamed while open) and then try again, clicking more slowly or using the right-click technique described above if you prefer.
Exercise developed by the CERTT Team. (2011-08-12)