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Logging In to a Wellesley College Computer

   1. In the Username field, type the username of your user account.
   2. In the Password field, type your account password.
   3. In the Log on to field, select WELLESLEY if you are logging into a domain account. Select (this computer) if you are logging into your local account.
   4. Click OK .

If you are unable to log in with your domain account, please note the error message that you receive and contact the Help Desk. If you cannot install or uninstall software and updates or if programs behave oddly after you have logged in, you may not be logged in as an administrator. If that is the case, you need to speak with someone who has "administrator" rights on the computer to give your domain account the rights you need. If no one is available please call the Help Desk. See Adding Other Users for details.

Adding Other Users

 

In Windows XP:

  • Go to Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts .
  • Click Add .
    • In the Username field, enter the username of the user you wish to add.
    • In the Domain field, enter WELLESLEY.
    • Click Next .
  • On the next page, choose what level of access you want to grant the user.
    • Standard Users can change some settings, but can't install programs or change Windows system files.
    • Restricted Users can create and save documents, but can't modify any system files or install any programs.
    • Administrators have full access to the computer and its files.
  • Click Finish .

In Windows 7:

  • Go to Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts
  • Click Give other users access to this computer
  • Click Add .
    • In the Username field, enter the username of the user you wish to add.
    • In the Domain field, enter WELLESLEY.
    • Click Next .
  • On the next page, choose what level of access you want to grant the user.
    • Standard Users can change some settings, but can't install programs or change Windows system files.
    • Restricted Users can create and save documents, but can't modify any system files or install any programs.
    • Administrators have full access to the computer and its files.
  • Click Finish .

 

Deleting temporary files

Deleting temporary files may speed up your computer and help remove confidential information that may have been stored in these folders.

To delete all temporary files:

  • Go to  Start  -> Accessories  -> System Tools  -> Disk Cleanup .
  • Disk Cleanup will calculate what needs to be cleaned up. Once it's finished, choose Temporary Internet Files and  Temporary Files , and click OK. You can choose other folders as well if you're looking to free up more space and you don't need those files. Click Ok.

 

Accessing file servers such as NTM or Vault

Connecting to file servers

 

Extracting or Creating Zipped Files with Windows

Compressed (or 'zipped') files take up less storage space and can be transferred to other computers more quickly than uncompressed files. You can work with compressed files and folders in the same way that you work with uncompressed files and folders. You can also combine several files into a single compressed folder. This makes it easier to share a group of files.

Once you double-click on a zip file to access its contents, a folder window that appears listing the contents of the zip file. Even though it appears as though you have extracted the files, in fact they are still zipped and may not be truly accessible until you extract all of the files.

Compressed (zipped) Folders Warning

If you receive the above Compressed (zipped) Folders Warning message when double-clicking on a file within the zipped folder, then click on the  Extract all  button and follow the directions starting at step 2 of  Extracting files from a zipped file .

Extracting files from a zipped file:

1.  Locate the compressed folder that you want to extract files or folders from.

2.  Do one of the following:

  • To extract a single file or folder, double-click the compressed folder to open it. Then, drag the file or folder from the compressed folder to a new location.
  • To extract the entire contents of the compressed folder, right-click the folder, click  Extract All , and then follow the instructions.

Creating a zipped file:

Beside zip file extraction, you may also create zipped files in Windows XP or 7. This is useful if you wish to compress a number of files or folders into one file.

  • Select the files or folders you wish to compress into a zip file (to select multiple files or folders, hold down the CTRL key while clicking on the item you wish to select).
  • Right-click on any of the selected items and choose  Send To: > Compressed (zipped) Folder . a new zipped file should appear with the name of the file you had right-clicked. To rename it, right-click the folder, click  Rename , and then type the new name.


 

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