How to rename, move or copy files & folders with Dolphin GuideConnect, tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to rename, move or copy files/folders of any type with GuideConnect. Follow the steps below.

Note: If you are using a Dolphin remote to control GuideConnect, replace all instances of F2 key with Actions Button, all instances of Enter Key with Ok Button and all instances of Escape Key with Back 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: The file explorer is the best way to have full control over your files/folders, no matter what type of files/folders they are. The File Explorer displays all types of file rather than just document files as it does when you are using the letters and documents menu or just photo files as it does when you are using the scanner and camera function. The file explorer will display Word files, RTF files, Plain Text files, old Guide document files from previous versions of Guide, PDF files, jpeg files, mp3 files etc. In addition, by using the File Explorer, you can select any file from any folder and copy or move it to any other folder on your computer or external device, as well as rename, copy and move folders.

HOT TIP 2: When you first go into the File Explorer, you can view files and folders that are on external devices connected to your computer 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 rename, copy or move files.

Step 3: Navigate through your folders to find the file/folder you wish to rename, copy or move then press the F2 key on it.

Step 4: A list of actions will be displayed to you which will include, Rename, Move and Copy. Press Enter on the action you wish to perform.

– If you chose to rename the file/folder, GuideConnect will ask you to type a new name for it. Once you have done so, press Enter. GuideConnect will then confirm that the file/folder has been renamed. Press Enter to confirm.

– If you chose to move the file/folder, GuideConnect will ask you to select the folder that you wish to move the file/folder to. A list of folders will be displayed to you for this purpose. The first option will always be, “Move to this folder”. To see the folders available to you, use your down arrow key. When you have found the folder you wish to move the file/folder to, press enter on it. The first option that will be displayed is, “move to this folder”. Simply press the Enter key on that option. Note that, if you are moving a file/folder from an external device, you will need to press F2 and select the, Go To My Documents option before the destination folder can be selected.

– If you chose to copy the file/folder, GuideConnect will ask you to select the folder that you wish to copy the file/folder to. A list of folders will be displayed to you for this purpose. The first option will always be, “Copy to this folder”. To see the folders available to you, use your down arrow key. When you have found the folder you wish to copy the file/folder to, press enter on it. The first option that will be displayed is, “Copy to this folder”. Simply press the Enter key on that option. Note that, if you are copying a file/folder from an external device, you will need to press F2 and select the, Go To My Documents option before the destination folder can be selected.

Step 5: GuideConnect will ask you if you are sure you wish to move/copy the file/folder to the location you have selected. Select the, Yes option by pressing Enter on it. GuideConnect will then tell you that the file/folder has been moved/copied successfully. Press Enter to confirm.

Step 6: When you have finished managing your files, 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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