This tutorial shows you how to create folders in file explorer with GuideConnect. Note that creating folders for emails is a different process and is covered in the tutorial titled How to create email folders with GuideConnect. To create folders in file explorer, follow the steps below.
Important note: If you are using a Dolphin remote to control GuideConnect, replace any instances of F2 key with Actions Button, any instances of Enter Key with Ok Button, any instances of Escape Key with Back Button and any instances of F6 key with Voice Dictation button.
Step 1: Go to the, Tools option on the GuideConnect main menu and press Enter to open it.
Step 2: Use the down arrow key to find the, File Explorer option and press Enter on it. A list of your folders will be displayed to you.
HOT TIP 1: When you create a new letter or document on GuideConnect and save it, the file is automatically saved as a Rich Text Format (RTF) file into the Documents folder. It is not possible to select an alternative destination folder for the saved file. Instead, the File Explorer function of GuideConnect enables you to comprehensively manage the files and folders on your computer, including creating as many folders as you like and moving files into and out of those folders as you see fit.
HOT TIP 2: When you first go into File Explorer, you can view files and folders that are on external devices connected to your computer and therefore create folders on those devices by pressing the F2 key and selecting the, Go To My Devices option. A list of drives such as memory sticks, external hard drives, mp3 players that you have connected to your computer will be displayed. You can press Enter on a device to see the files and folders within it. You can then follow the steps bellow to create folders on that device.
Step 3: Navigate through your folders to find the one in which you wish to create another folder, then press the Enter key to open it. A list of the files and folders within it will be displayed. If the folder is empty, nothing will be displayed.
Step 4: Press the F2 key to open the actions menu. A list of actions will be displayed to you which will include, New Folder. Press Enter on this option if you wish to create a new folder.
Step 5: An empty text box will be displayed on the screen and GuideConnect will ask you to give the folder a name. Simply type or dictate the name that you wish to give the new folder and then press Enter. Your new folder is now created and you can use the up and down arrows to find it.
Step 6: Repeat steps 1 to 5 to create other new folders elsewhere on your computer.
Step 7: When you have finished creating new folders, simply use the Escape key to get back to the GuideConnect main menu.
This document was written by James Goldsworthy of Alternate Visions Coaching. James is an accredited Dolphin GuideConnect trainer and Certified Software Specialist. He lost his sight in 2005 and has worked with the visually impaired since 2006. He started his training and coaching business Alternate Visions Coaching in January 2014.
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