The first of the Core tabs is the Home tab, and as you can see in Figure E, it provides you with access to the most often used file management commands. The Clipboard group includes all the standard commands along with a very handy Copy Path command. Just select it and the current path is copied to the clipboard.
In the Organize group, you'll find that the Move To and Copy To commands are readily accessible rather than being hidden away on the Edit menu as they were in Windows XP/Vista/7. You'll also find that the Delete and Rename commands live in this group.
Moving down to the New group you can, of course, create new folders and files of various types. Using the Easy Access command allows you to make things easier to find by pinning them to the Start screen, adding folders to a Library or to the Favorites, as well as by mapping a drive letter to a network location. This menu also contains items for configuring and using Offline files and folders.
In addition to the Open and Edit commands, which function just like before by launching the associated application and loading the selected file, the Open group also provides you with quick access to the Properties dialog box.
The History command provides access to the new File History feature. (File History is a new feature in Windows 8 that works like a combination of Previous Versions and Windows Backup and Restore. File History continuously monitors files stored in Libraries, Desktop, Favorites, and Contacts folders and when it detects changes in any file it then makes a backup copy to another location - such as an external hard disk or a network drive. I'll cover File History in more detail in a future article.)
The Select group provides you with a set of commands for selecting groups of files and folders.
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