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Organizing Files by Headings

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In Explorer windows, files appear in lists with headings at the top. You can use the headings to change how files are displayed in the window. There are several ways to organize your files by using file list headings and they include filtering, stacking, and grouping. Filtering (New!) displays only files with the properties you select by heading type. Stacking (New!) displays all of the files in the view into piles by heading type. After you stack files into piles, you can open individual ones to view the contents of the stack. Grouping (New!) displays a sequential list of all of the files by heading type. Grouping and stacking are similar organizational tools. Grouping organizes files into visible groups, while stacking organizes files into hidden groups within an icon.

Organize Files Using Filtering

  • yellow01.jpg Open the folder that contains the files you want to filter.
  • yellow02.jpg Point to the heading you want to filter by.
  • yellow03.jpg Click the arrow to the right of the heading you want to filter by.
  • yellow04.jpg Select the property check boxes you want to filter by.
  • yellow05.jpg Click in a blank area to close the search menu.
    • To cancel the search, press Esc.

Organize Files Using Stacking

  • yellow01.jpg Open the folder that contains the files you want to stack.
  • yellow02.jpg Point to the heading you want to stack by.
  • yellow03.jpg Click the arrow to the right of the heading you want to stack by.
  • yellow04.jpg Click Stack by <heading name>.
  • yellow05.jpg Click in a blank area to close the search menu.
    • To cancel the search, press Esc.
  • yellow06.jpg To view the files within an individual stack, double-click the stack.

Organize Files Using Grouping

  • yellow01.jpg Open the folder that contains the files you want to group.
  • yellow02.jpg Point to the heading you want to group by.
  • yellow03.jpg Click the arrow to the right of the heading you want to group by.
  • yellow04.jpg Click Group.
  • yellow05.jpg Click in a blank area to close the search menu.
    • To cancel the search, press Esc.
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