In File Explorer, you can choose among several views to see the
items on your drive from different perspectives. For example,
you might choose to view picture files as small icons of the
pictures, or you might choose to see documents in a folder displayed
in a detailed list that includes the file names, date modified,
and size. The ability to display items in different layouts
and grouped or sorted by certain criteria makes File Explorer
an invaluable tool for navigating through the contents of your
hard disk or an external storage device.
Use View Tab Tools
1 With File Explorer open, click the
2 Click the Details Pane button to display
details about a selected item.
3 Click the Sort By button to display a
menu of sort options.
4 Click a sorting option in the list.
5 Click the Group By button to display
a menu of options for grouping
6 Click an item on the list to group
7 Select a check box in the Show/Hide
tools section to display file name
extensions or show hidden items.
To hide an item such as a file or folder in File Explorer, click to
select it, and then on the View tab, use the Hide Selected Items
button to hide it from view. Select the Hidden Items check box
to then display hidden files again.
The Manage tab becomes available on the
ribbon when you select certain items in File
Explorer such as a picture or a library. You
can use the tools on the Manage tab for
functions specific to the type of content.
For example, if you’ve selected a picture file,
you can run a slide show of all pictures or
rotate the picture right or left.