Manage Information: Windows 10 File Explorer & Google Search
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Manage Information: Windows 10 File Explorer & Google Search

Learn Windows 10 File Explorer information search, storage and retrieval with Google search, Browser favorites and more
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Last updated 11/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will Develop an understanding of Information Management as it pertains to Windows 10 and develop and understanding of Google Searching and Creating Bookmarks in Google Chrome
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Requirements
  • Students will need a Mac or PC with Windows 10 installed
  • Students will need to have basic familiarity with a MAC or PC
Description

Information.  It runs our lives.  But what if things were turned the other way around...

This is a course about Information -- your Information.

More specifically, this is a course about Information Management.

What's that? you might ask.

To me, Information Management defines three tasks: Search, Storage and Retrieval.

Here's how it works.

From out of seeming chaos (i.e. your computer disk drive or the Internet) you Search for and begin to organize Information.  But you typically only do this once, because the next step is to Store that Information into well named data structures (i.e. Directories and Files) -- that support easy access.  The next time you need the Information there is no need to Search again since the Information you need has been Stored for easy Retrieval.

This course begins with Windows 10 Information Search, Storage and Retrieval using File Explorer.  This section of the course is Windows specific and addresses the following topics:

  • Windows 10 Application Search and Pinning
  • Overview of the Windows 10 File Explorer
  • Manageable Directory Structures and File Naming Conventions
  • Data Management Applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • File Name and File Type Searches with File Explorer

The second half of the course addresses Internet Information Management using Google to Search and the Chrome browser Favorites feature to Store an Retrieve Information.  This section includes information on Basic and Advanced Google Search along with introductory information on more advanced Search result Storage and Retrieval .

This section of the course is operating system agnostic and addresses the following topics:

  • Basic Google Search
  • Advanced Google Search
  • Managing and Using Chrome Browser Favorites

That's it.  Short and sweet.

Consider this:

  • If you're just going to buy your 200th Udemy course and then store it away and never watch it, why not buy this short and cheap course?
  • If you're actually going to commit to watching the next Udemy course you buy (i.e. this one) why not buy a short one (i.e. this one) that you're likely to complete.
  • Okay, here comes a bit of a stretch... If you're willing to buy this course and watch it... please leave a fair and honest review.

That's it for your part.

So, what's our part of the contract? you might ask.  Because you'll notice I have a partner this time out.  John Hesnan of Galway, Ireland.

How about if we offer:

  • Quality information delivered in a clear and well-paced manner at a reasonable price
  • Exemplary student support after you purchase the course

Sorry, that's all you get this time... wait a second... that's everything we have to offer!   Argh!  Not again!

Seriously, take the course and see if it teaches you something.  If not, there's always the Udemy 30-day money back guaranty to fall back on.  Argh!  Not that!

We'll see you in the classroom,

---Brian

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for all users of a PC or MAC who want to, or have just upgraded to Windows 10
  • People who have acquired a PC or MAC with Windows 10 installed
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:49:46
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:23

How to, on a Windows 10 computer, find, store and recall information on your computer and the Internet.

Preview 02:23
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Windows 10 Information Management - File Explorer
6 Lectures 52:01

How to find Windows 10 applications and pin them to the Windows 10 Taskbar.

Preview 08:23

The File Manager is the primary application used to find and organize files on Windows 10.  Beyond that, this application shares libraries with every windows application which makes file management very similar when accessing the File menu from any Windows 10 application.

Overview of the Windows 10 File Explorer
14:55

In this lecture, I propose a logical directory structure anchored to the default directories of Documents and Images to organize your information using directory hierarchies and file naming convensions.

Manageable Directory Structures and File Naming Conventions
08:41

A brief look at information management at a micro level; namely, the Microsoft applications often employed to analyze the data.

Data Management Applications and File Types
06:07

How to search for files based on a portion of the name and data type.

File Name and Type Searches with File Explorer
07:21

In this lecture, you'll learn how to select multiple files and/or directories for copy or move using contiguous or dis-contiguous name selections.

A Quick Word on Selection
06:34
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Internet Information Management - Google Search
4 Lectures 48:45

In this section we will discuss word order, capitalization, colour filtering , related searches, search-as-you-type, Text Find and Image search.

Basic Google Search
13:02

In the Advanced Google Search Lectures we have learned:-

That: Using the DEFINE feature provides the phonic pronunciation, the sound of the spoken word, the Definition of the word and the ability to translate the word into any language.

That: Google is very rich in media types and for example you can use video, audio, Google scholar, images, patents, news, maps, earth etc.,

That: knowing how to read the Search Results Page, that is, the page that returns from your Google search, is really important for validating the source of the content.

That: understanding the domain extensions on your search results page is a crucial part of content validation;  for example .gov domain extensions should provide even more credible information.

That: Google gives you a search box in the results block for large organizations, so that you can search within that site, without leaving the page.

That: the NEWS feature provides up to date journalism about your subject matter, from newspapers, journals, blogs and magazines.

That: Google scholar contains the scholarly literature and the legal opinion on all topics in the US.

That: Google provides ‘operators’, like SITE, INTEXT, OR, FILETYPE that help you to really focus on getting back only the exact results you want.

That: the SITE operator restricts your search to content from within a particular domain or website, for example .com,.gov,.edu etc.

That: Just as the SITE operator focuses your search on results, in a particular website or domain, the File Type operator is a way of limiting your search to files of a particular kind, for example if you only want ; pdf files, or .doc files, or MP3 files, or jpeg or csv files etc, you use the FILETYPE operator.

That: when you combine the FILE TYPE and SITE operators, you will send your query to the correct location for your results and then, get the results in the correct file type format.

That: these operators work with all the media tools; news, images, videos, maps, etc.

That: the MINUS operator – which means, putting the minus sign in front of a term, EXCLUDES that content from your search results.

That: the inverted commas around a search query “...” signify that you are looking for this exact phrase in your results.

That: the OR operator is a way of combining ideas, -it’s not a filter,  - it adds more information to your results.

That: The INTEXT operator allows you to find that exact piece of text in your search results, that is, it forces the inclusion of that word on the returned results pages.

That: all of these Operators, are also available by filling in the details for an ‘advanced search’.

That: if you already have an image and you want to find out what it is or where it came from, you use the Google Search by Image feature.

That: there are some handy search shortcuts to get answers quickly and you dont need to type a full sentence.

That: you can get instant calculations and conversion using the search query box only.

That: WHOIS has information about who owns domains or websites, who the site administrator is, where it was registered and by whom, and their contact information.

 

Advanced Google Search
08:19

In the Advanced Google Search Lectures we have learned:-

That: Using the DEFINE feature provides the phonic pronunciation, the sound of the spoken word, the Definition of the word and the ability to translate the word into any language.

That: Google is very rich in media types and for example you can use video, audio, Google scholar, images, patents, news, maps, earth etc.,

That: knowing how to read the Search Results Page, that is, the page that returns from your Google search, is really important for validating the source of the content.

That: understanding the domain extensions on your search results page is a crucial part of content validation;  for example .gov domain extensions should provide even more credible information.

That: Google gives you a search box in the results block for large organizations, so that you can search within that site, without leaving the page.

That: the NEWS feature provides up to date journalism about your subject matter, from newspapers, journals, blogs and magazines.

That: Google scholar contains the scholarly literature and the legal opinion on all topics in the US.

That: Google provides ‘operators’, like SITE, INTEXT, OR, FILETYPE that help you to really focus on getting back only the exact results you want.

That: the SITE operator restricts your search to content from within a particular domain or website, for example .com,.gov,.edu etc.

That: Just as the SITE operator focuses your search on results, in a particular website or domain, the File Type operator is a way of limiting your search to files of a particular kind, for example if you only want ; pdf files, or .doc files, or MP3 files, or jpeg or csv files etc, you use the FILETYPE operator.

That: when you combine the FILE TYPE and SITE operators, you will send your query to the correct location for your results and then, get the results in the correct file type format.

That: these operators work with all the media tools; news, images, videos, maps, etc.

That: the MINUS operator – which means, putting the minus sign in front of a term, EXCLUDES that content from your search results.

That: the inverted commas around a search query “...” signify that you are looking for this exact phrase in your results.

That: the OR operator is a way of combining ideas, -it’s not a filter,  - it adds more information to your results.

That: The INTEXT operator allows you to find that exact piece of text in your search results, that is, it forces the inclusion of that word on the returned results pages.

That: all of these Operators, are also available by filling in the details for an ‘advanced search’.

That: if you already have an image and you want to find out what it is or where it came from, you use the Google Search by Image feature.

That: there are some handy search shortcuts to get answers quickly and you dont need to type a full sentence.

That: you can get instant calculations and conversion using the search query box only.

That: WHOIS has information about who owns domains or websites, who the site administrator is, where it was registered and by whom, and their contact information.

 

Lecture 9 (contd.) Advanced Google Search
18:30

A "Favorite" or "Bookmark" is a website address that you manually save for easy retrieval at a later date. "Favorites" and "Bookmarks" have identical functions, but the name in use depends on the browser you are in. Internet Explorer uses the term "Favorites”, whereas A URL saved for future use in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari is called a "Bookmark."

As we are discussing Google Chrome in this Lecture, we talk about Bookmarks, rather than Favorites, but remember, they are essentially the same thing.

In this lecture we show you:  how to set up Bookmarks, for your favourite sites, when using Google Chrome, how to turn the bookmarks bar on and off, how to organize and retrieve these Bookmarks, how to add, remove your bookmarks at any time, how to use Keyboard shortcuts, how to move an item in the bookmarks bar, how to permanently delete one or multiple bookmarks, how to create, name and rename bookmarks and bookmark folders, and how to categorize and organize bookmarks.

Managing and Using Chrome Favorites/Bookmarks
08:54
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 06:37

We suggest that you use this knowledge to improve the speed and accuracy of your information management,

What we have learned in the last three Lectures.
06:37
About the Instructor
Brian Jackson
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Author/Publisher 32 Courses, 2760+ Reviews, 55,400+ Students

Born in Los Angeles, California, in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.

My latest endeavor, begun in July of 2014, is to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal is to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. As time permits, I plan to expand my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.

I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my lovely wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.

John Hesnan
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Artist & Inventor

A successful entrepreneur (with granted patents), John has designed, patented and commercialized many interactive products which are endorsed internationally. He has represented Ireland at international design exhibitions and won a number of business innovation awards.

He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from NUIG, Galway, Winner of Young Scientist of the Year 1971, Winner of Galway Mayoral Enterprise Award,Represented Ireland at International Product Design Exhibition 1997, Dublin Institute of Technology Enterprise Award, Featured as Entrepreneur on RTE Nationwide, TG4 and The Late Late Show, Winner, Regional heat, Best in Business Award, Winner, Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award 2011

John is also an accomplished Artist (Watercolour, Oils and Charcoal), Plaster Caster and Woodcarver.