After you log off your workstation in the Gauss Lab, anything you save on the workstation would normally be removed. This is why it is critically important that you log on properly initially. When you Log off your various bookmarks and preferences, referred to as your "Profile" will be saved to your permanent disk space on the YORKARTS server.
The left half of the window contains a "directory tree" or the computer. This displays all of the storage devices (Hard drives, Floppy drives, CD-ROMs, network drives, etc.) which are attached to the computer.
The right hand window will now show file sizes (in kilobytes or megabytes),
the date the file was last modified, and the file type (is this file a
Word document?, a picture?, a text file?, etc.). Windows decides file types
based on the filename. Microsoft Word documents always end in ".doc". Notepad
(plain text) files end in ".txt". Executable files (Programs and Applications)
always end in ".exe" or ".com". If you store a file with the filename "myfile.txt"
and then click on its icon, Windows will open it using Notepad.
The average computer contains about 8000 different files. Rather
than having one big list of files to search through, it would be convenient
to group according to some convenient method. Windows allows us to create
directories. These are the little file folders you see in the Explorer
window. They allow us to group various files according to function. For
example, I have a directory called "1011_Labs", where I store all the Web
Pages while I am working on them. I also maintain a directory for every
course that I take. This allows me to find stuff quickly without getting
confused by all the system files that really don't concern me as a user.
(These system files are files that Windows, and other applications need
to run. There are the executables and various initialization files for
every application on the computer.)
Now, we will create a directory called "ITEC1011" in your personal directory (F:).
You can also make an address entry in which there are multiple e-mail addresses separated by comma's:
Now, if you type "itec" in the "To:" field, all three addresses will appear.
The signature is a text file which will be appended to any e-mail you send. You can edit this as follows: