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Viewing and Opening Documents

Windows makes it easy to manage the personal and business files and folders you work with every day. You can access your Documents folder from the Start menu, which displays the Documents library folder. The Documents library folder (New!) links and displays files and folders from different locations on your computer in a central place, which includes your My Documents folder located in your personal folder. In the folder, you can view file information, organize files and folders, and open files and folders. Once you open more than one folder, you can use buttons on the Command bar to help you move quickly between folders. Depending on previous installation, devices installed, or other users, your personal folders might differ.

View and Open Documents

  • one.jpg Click the Start button, and then click Documents.
  • two.jpg Click a file to select it.
  • three.jpg Review the document details in the Details pane.
  • four.jpg Double-click the file to open it.
  • five.jpg Use the scroll bars to view additional documents. Drag the scroll box, or click the scroll arrows.
  • six.jpg When you’re done, click the Close button.

Open Any Folder and Switch Between Folders

  • one.jpg Click the Start button, and then click the user account name, or any other Explorer window, such as Documents, Pictures, or Music.
  • two.jpg Double-click the folder to open it.
  • three.jpg Click the Back button or Forward button to return or move to a previously visited window.
  • four.jpg When you’re done, click the Close button.
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