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how do i find out info on my computer

by needhelp979 / February 15, 2007 10:57 AM PST

Can anyone please give me the easiest way to access all files,programs etc. on my computer? I get so frustrated. If it is on my pc i should be able to open it right?

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by steve749 / February 15, 2007 11:21 AM PST

Just click on "Start" select "Run" and type in "explorer.exe" to see what is on your machine though there are likely more than a few folders and lots of files. Understand that there are probably dozens of programs on your computer and in some cases to properly open the file may require special software so that the data can be properly viewed as in a way all the computer stores are 0s and 1s. It is knowing how to read these whether you are looking at a text file, an image's compressed encoding, audio that is stored how it is, etc.

You can try to open it if it is on your PC. I would note that there can be exceptions like if someone decides to password-protect or encrypt something that may require unlocking.


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Can you be more specific?
by Stan Chambers / February 15, 2007 1:04 PM PST

What files/programs are you attempting to access?

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