Mr. Bill's Adventureland
Please Note! For the following procedures, each time I say click on, I mean click the left mouse button once; when I say right click on, I mean click the right mouse button once; and when I say double click on, I mean click the left mouse button twice close together (with very little time between the two clicks). When I refer to the cursor or pointer, I am talking about the object that moves around on your screen when you move the mouse around on the mouse pad.
Notice that Help does not have a triangular arrow on the right, so clicking on Help will only bring up the one Help Program for your version of Windows (there are no other choices).
Now we are ready to Create a Folder where the cursor is pointing above, on drive (C:). (If you need information about determining which drives are hard drives, etc, click HERE.)
You will now see a highlighted rectangle with the words New Folder in it on the right, as seen in the following picture. This is a Text Box that you can type in. If you start typing while it is highlighted as seen in this picture, then what you type will take the place of the words New Folder.
Now it should say Downloads, as in the picture below. It may still be highlighted, but it is no longer in the rectangular text box.
Sometimes Windows Explorer is a little slow to record what you have changed. For example, the picture below is the same as the picture above except that I have added a red arrow to show that Windows Explorer has not yet changed the name from New Folder to Downloads on the left side. So you need to Refresh Windows Explorer!
You know the Folder has been changed from New Folder (which is the default name, if you don't name it) to Downloads. But as you can see you need to Refresh Windows Explorer's Memory.
So move your mouse pointer (cursor) up to the word View at the top of the screen, and then click on it. The 2 pictures below show the 2 steps of this procedure. Notice that another pop up menu appears when you click on View.
Now move your mouse pointer down to the word Refresh and click on it, as shown in the first picture below. Notice that Windows Explorer now is aware (hopefully) that you really have changed the name to Downloads, and it will look like the second picture below (of course, minus a red mouse pointer ).
Now let's suppose that you want to change the folder's name again. You've decided to call it Catchall instead (which means a place for everything you collect and want to be able to find again later).
So how would you now Create a Folder called Saved Games that is stored within your Catchall Folder?
Well, you first click on the Catchall Folder so that it is highlighted, as seen in the following picture. Notice that the yellow folder to the left of the word Catchall is open. This means that the new folder that you are going to create will be going into the Catchall folder. Also notice that there is no little plus sign [+] to the left of the folder icon (the little picture of a folder) that is next to the Catchall folder.
Now follow steps 2 through 6 above under Creating a Folder, but in the last step (step number 6) you type in Saved Games. And then hit the Enter Key, so that it now appears as seen in the picture below.
Notice that there is now a tiny Plus Sign [+] in a small square to the left of the Catchall Folder. That means that there are now one or more folders inside the Catchall folder. If you click on this plus sign it will show you what those folders are.
Now click on the plus sign and notice that it changes to a tiny Minus Sign [-], and you should also now see, listed beneath and indented to the right, the Saved Games Folder. Notice that there is no Plus Sign to the left of the Saved Games Folder because there are no other folders inside it yet.
Remember that whenever there is a Plus Sign to the left that means there are other folders inside the folder. When you click on the Plus Sign, it changes to a Minus Sign, and shows you all of the folders that are inside (it lists them below the folder and indented to the right). Then if you click on the Minus Sign, the contents of the folder will no longer be listed underneath. But don't worry, they haven't vanished forever! When you click on the Plus Sign again, Voila! They reappear underneath.
Again Remember! You may have to Refresh Windows Explorer so that you can see, for a fact, that the change has actually happened the way you wanted it to.
Correcting an Error in the Folders Name: Now let's imagine that one letter needs to be changed in the title of the New Folder you created, because you misspelled it. Click on the Saved Games Folder once, then wait a second (pause), and then click on the Saved Games Folder again (we don't want the two clicks to be too close together because that might result in a double click). We can change the name of this folder on either the right or left side of Windows Explorer. Notice in the following 2 pictures that the words Saved Games have now become highlighted in a rectangular text box.
Now type Sabed Games and hit the Enter Key. Oops, you misspelled it and you don't want to have to type the whole thing over again, so do this: Click on the Sabed Games Folder once, wait a second, and then click on it again so that Sabed Games is now in a text box, as seen in the second picture below.
Now after you have made all the necessary changes indicated above, and have Refreshed Windows Explorer, you should find that the spelling error has been corrected and now appears as it does in the picture below.
A Homework Assignment: Using the information above, create a new folder inside the Saved Games Folder called Schizm. In another lesson I will show you how to download a saved game for the game Schizm from an email (or from some website) into this Folder.
Another Homework Assignment: Again using the information above, create a new folder inside the Catchall Folder called Patches. You will find this folder useful for many games that require a patch.