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FILE HANDLING IN WINDOWS 3.1
File Manager can be closed like any other windows program. File Manager can be minimized while running some other application and expanded once the execution is over. The total amount of diskspace, free diskspace available, the size of the selected file is shown for the currently open directory on the status bar, which appears at the bottom of the File Manager.
File Manager provides greater flexibility in deleting files and directories. However in the case of network drive, one cannot delete files or directories if he has not the privilege or permission of doing so. File Manager allows to delete an entire directory including all its files and subdirectory in a single command. However, in DOS, one first need to delete all the files and sub-directory of the desired directory to be deleted.
File Manager allows changing the name of a file with a restriction that the new file name should follow the DOS file naming conventions. The new file name should not be more than eight characters long with an optional three characters extension or secondary name with permissible set of characters.
File Manager provides the tool to search a file, a group of files or subdirectories. This is particularly helpful, if you know a particular file is on your disk, but you don’t remember where the file exists. Here you can conduct a search on your disk, directory to locate the file. The result is displayed in Search Result window, which can be resized, minimized or maximized, closed the same way as other window.
To format a disk or floppy using File Manager, insert the disk into the drive and select Format Disk option from Disk menu bar. From the list of drives, select the appropriate drive letter. All the required parameters are adjusted according to the selected drive.
Choose the option such as Label, System Disk or Quick Format. In case of Label option, specify the volume label name for the disk. Complete the other areas of the dialog box and click on OK button. This completes the entry and File Manager starts formatting the disk according to the specification given.