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Working with folders and files: Windows

This is the second in a series of posts about organizing media. This post and the first post discuss using your operating system (Windows or Macintosh) to organize and view media assets.

In Microsoft Windows, Windows Explorer allows you to view and manage folders and files. It provides several viewing options. (Note: the following screenshots are of Windows 7.  Click on a screenshot to see it full size.)

List view displays a list of files and their properties. A toolbar appears at the top of the window.

Change the view by clicking the file view icon on the right side of the toolbar (indicated above by a magenta ellipse), and a popup menu appears with View options. Icon views (thumbnails) are useful for image files.

Adjust options for the overall window layout by clicking on Organize in the toolbar and choosing Layout. If the Menu bar isn’t currently checked, choose Menu bar so that it will appear above the toolbar.

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