File Browser is a feature dedicated to browse your or network and manage files.

What you can do with File Browser:

 

Browse computer
Perform all standard file operations like copying, moving, renaming, deleting, creating folders..
Run all files and documents by double click on the file in the File Browser.
Select files and directories for processing.
Create shortcuts to files and view file properties.
Use standard keyboard functions

  This includes such keys as Ctrl+C (Copy), Ctrl+X (Cut), Ctrl+V (Paste) and F5 (Refresh)

Use Drag & Drop operation with the mouse, you can drag files directly from Browser

   to other software features. You can also Drag & Drop files to and from another Windows application with this File Browser as well.

Use automatic context menu processing. When you right-click on a selected file or group of files will display a standard alike Windows Explorer pop up-menu.
Use file filters to show different contents of browsers. Only files that match the selected file filter are displayed in the browsers.
Set different view styles

 

The File browser window consist the following components:

Path View | Folders Lists | Toolbar | Browser

 

Path View

 

Path View shows a full path of current browser directory.

On the right side there is Go Up button, by clicking on this button you can navigate to parent directory.

Tip:

You can type or paste from clipboard a new path here and navigate to that folder by pressing the Enter key on your keyboard

 


 

Folders Lists

 

Folders Lists bar is a collection of drop down menus from which you can select a folder or disk and automatically display its contents in browser

 

Path Tree

This drop down menu have current path divided into a tree. For example if current path is "C:\Windows\System32" then the menu will have three elements:

C:\

C:\Windows\

C:\Windows\System32\

You can choose from menu any path element and browse to selected folder immediately.

 

Recent Folders

This drop down menu has a list of folders you currently browsed. It may hold up to 30 recent folders.

You can choose from menu any path and browse to selected folder immediately.

 

Special Folders

This drop down menu has a list of special folders in your computer. The list of special folders may vary from system to system, but usually consist of some of the following folders:

My Documents, My Pictures, My Music, Favorites, program Files, Cookies and System etc.
The special folders are shown by its names instead of showing a full path to them.

You can choose from menu any special folder by its name and browse that folder immediately.

 

Drives

The Drives control implements a Windows Explorer-like combo box, it lists all your drives.
You can choose from menu any drive by its name and browse that drive immediately.

The Drives control and File Browser work together and keep each other's display synchronized if possible.

 


 

Toolbar

 

This toolbar have several buttons for working with files and settings browser properties.

 

Go Up

Changes the current directory back to the parent directory in the folder hierarchy. You may go up, to the higher level - Desktop.

 

Select All

Selects all files in File Browser view

 

Deselect

Deselect the File Browser view

 

Toggle

Toggle the view selection, selected files becomes unselected and vice versa

 

Refresh

Refreshes the current directory contents

 

Cut

Copy to memory information about selected files and folders. Later using Paste command you can move selected files to selected folder.

 

Copy

Copy to memory information about selected files and folders. Later using Paste command you can copy selected files into selected folder.

 

Paste

Paste files into selected folder that was previously selected by Copy or Cut command.

Tip:

Also you can use this command to paste files selected by other browsers, including Windows Explorer as well.

 

Delete

Deletes permanently selected files and directories. When you delete a directory, all of its subdirectories and files are deleted
 

Warning !

This command does not move files to Recycle Bin. Once you delete files or directories, they cannot be recovered by restore them from Recycle Bin. File deleted by this command can be recovered only by using special recovery software.

 

Recycle

Moves selected files and folders to the Recycle Bin. To remove them completely from your computer empty the Recycle Bin.
Tips:

You can also empty the Recycle Bin using Browser as well. To do so browse to Recycle Bin folder, select files you want to delete and the use Delete command to delete them permanently.

To restore files from the Recycle Bin to its original location you can either use Windows system feature or this browser as well. Display contents of Recycle Bin directory in the File Browser then select files that you want to restore. Click the right mouse button and click Restore from menu. All selected files should be restored to its original locations.

 

Folder

Create new folder in current browser directory

 

Rename

Rename selected file

 

Filter View

This menu have a few options that allows you to filter browser contents

 

Filter By Extension

Check to filter the browser view by file extensions. Currently shown directory and nay other you will browse will show only those files that have the extensions specified by you.

Extensions

Here you can enter the extensions you want to filter browser contents. You do not have to enter the * wildcard character.
Extensions must be entering like .txt .doc divided by space.

Filter By Phrase

Check to filter the browser view by some phrase. Currently shown directory and any other you will browse will show only those files that have in their names the phrase specified by you

Phrase

Here you can enter the phrase you want to filter browser contents. You do not have to enter the * wildcard character.
The phrase may be anything, characters, phrase or just a word you wish to filter view by.

 

Tools

Tools menu have a few other tools you may use to work with files. the following tools are available:

Select Extension

Selects files with the same extension like currently selected file have

Create Shortcut

Create shortcuts to selected files and directories

File Properties

Displays a File Properties window about selected files.

 

Options

Options menu have a few options to set the browser view.

View sub menu

Here you can select the Browser's view mode. File Browser can display files in 5 styles:

Details - Each item appears as a small icon with a label to the right of it. Items are arranged in columns. In this mode browser has four columns, which shows the file names, size, type of file date and time of last change
Small Icon - Each item appears as a small icon with a label below it.
large Icon - Each item appears as a full-sized icon with a label below
List - Each item appears as a small icon with a label to the right of it. Items are arranged in columns.
Tile - Each item appears as a full-sized icon with a label below and additional information if available
Thumbnails - Each item appears as a large (120 x 120 pixel) icon with a label below it. For some file types, the icon will represent the content of the file. For example, ".BMP" files will show a 120x120 version of their image as the thumbnail. Early versions of Windows don't support thumbnails.  In such cases the file's icon is displayed in the 120x120 pixel frame.
(this feature currently is under construction)

 

Options sub menu

Show Hidden Files and Show System Files

Shows hidden or system files in browser. Normally when you browse folders hidden and system files are not shown.

You can see them by checking one of those check marks. These files will be shown in browser in red color.
Please note that to show system files you have to have enabled it on the Windows system level first anyway.

Check Removable Drives

Check removable drives like CD romps, floppies for its properties. Normally when you display My Computer contents some data from removable drives is not obtained. It done to speed up displaying the "My Computer" drives. by selecting this check make File browser will check the properties of removable drives such as floppies and CD Rom's. This may take some time to display all drives in browser.

 


 
Browser

 

File browser displays directory contents, it displays folders files. Using File Browser you can select files here and perform all available operations on them. To browse to another folder double click on a folder name. To run a file just double clicks on a file name.

Here below is a sample picture of browser with details view mode.

 

The following column shows:

Name

A file name with its extension

Size

A file size in bytes, kilobytes, megabytes or gigabytes

Type

Description of file type like is assigned by software that runs particular file

Created

File creation date and time

Modified

Date and time when file was last time modified

Attributes

File attributes in format; first file attributes  in numeric system format and then as textual description

 

 

 

File Copying & Moving information:

When you copy files or directories, security permissions set on them are discarded as is ownership and auditing information. They will inherit a new set of permissions from the directory into which they have been copied.  In the case of files, if the new directory does not specify permissions for files, only the file's owner (the person who copied the file) will have permission to use the file. When you copy or move files or directories to a disk formatted to use the file allocation table (FAT) file system, permissions are discarded and not replaced.