Files and Folders Activity

Yellow Folder

Use a text editor to create the following files on your computer. Save the files as the name shown in bold CAPITALS, e.g. INTRODUCTION.TXT


The statements held on this file are actual statements found on Insurance Forms where car drivers attempted to summarise the details of an accident in the fewest possible words.


As I approached the intersection, a sign suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign had ever appeared before. I was unable to stop in time to avoid the accident.

An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my car and vanished.


Coming home I drove into the house and collided with a tree I don’t have.


The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.


I had been driving for forty years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident.

I saw a slow moving, sad faced old gentleman as he bounced off the roof of my car.

I thought the window was down, but I found it was up when I put my head through it.

In the attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole.


My car was legally parked as it backed into the other vehicle.


The pedestrian had no idea which direction to run, so I ran over him.

A pedestrian hit me and went under my car.


The telephone pole was approaching; I was attempting to swerve out of the way when I struck the front end.

To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front I struck the pedestrian.

File and Folder Tasks

Organise your disk so that all of the files are placed into appropriately named directories/folders.

Do this by creating four folders/sub-directories called:

A to F
G to L
M to R
S to Z

Copy all of the relevant claims into the appropriate folders/sub-directories one file at a time.

Use the operating system’s Help facility to find out the steps involved in moving a file from one sub-directory/folder to another sub-directory/folder and get a screen print of the answer.

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