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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. In the Documents 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

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Click the Start button, and then click Documents.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Click a file to select it.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif Review the document details in the Details pane.
  • yellow_circle_4.gif Double-click the file to open it.
  • yellow_circle_5.gif Use the scroll bars to view additional documents. Drag the scroll box, or click the scroll arrows.
  • yellow_circle_6.gif When you’re done, click the Close button.

Open Any Folder and Switch Between Folders

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Click the Start button, and then click the user account name, or any other Explorer window, such as Documents, Pictures, or Music.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Double-click the folder to open it.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif Click the Back button or Forward button to return or move to a previously visited window.
  • yellow_circle_4.gif When you’re done, click the Close button.

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