If you’re gonna customize your Windows experience, you need to know how to get around. Traditionally, it’s sort of been an “in the know” game when it comes to finding stuff. Half the time, any given thing you’re looking for has been downloaded or installed to a default place. And while it’s generally become easier to find things in newer versions of Windows (thanks in large part to a better Windows search) it’s still better to know where things are.
Why? Well, it’s all about opening and uploading things. When you open a word processor or photo editor and opt to “Open” a file, Windows guesses where you want to go. 9 time out of 10, it doesn’t open to the right place.
And then there’s uploading. As we’ve become more integrated into Web-based platforms like social media and self-run blogs, the necessity of moving things from your PC to your Web album and data-storage is a daily task.
Usually it’s easy, right? Facebook says upload a file and then opens Windows Explorer to where Windows thinks that file will be.