A+: Windows interfaces and Windows Explorer

Windows features a variety of user interfaces, from Windows Explorer to the Start menu. 

Windows Explorer is the file-management utility used by Windows. Windows can use Explorer to view both local drive/network and Internet content. In Windows XP it integrates tightly with My Computer and Internet Explorer. However, in Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP systems using Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Windows Explorer will launch a new process when connecting to Internet sites.

By default, Windows Explorer doesn’t display hidden and system files unless the View options are changed.

Windows Explorer can be started in any of the following ways in Windows:
• From the Start menu, click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Windows Explorer.
• Open the Run prompt, type Explorer and press Enter.
• Open My Computer to start Explorer automatically.