File Browser is a feature dedicated to browse your or network and manage files.
What you can do with File Browser:
This includes such keys as Ctrl+C (Copy), Ctrl+X (Cut), Ctrl+V (Paste) and F5 (Refresh)
to other software features. You can also Drag & Drop files to and from another Windows application with this File Browser as well.
The File browser window consist the following components:
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.
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 bar is a collection of drop down menus from which you can select a folder or disk and automatically display its contents in browser
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:
You can choose from menu any path element and browse to selected folder immediately.
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.
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.
You can choose from menu any special folder by its name and browse that folder immediately.
The Drives control implements a Windows Explorer-like combo box, it lists all your drives.
The Drives control and File Browser work together and keep each other's display synchronized if possible.
This toolbar have several buttons for working with files and settings browser properties.
Changes the current directory back to the parent directory in the folder hierarchy. You may go up, to the higher level - Desktop.
Selects all files in File Browser view
Deselect the File Browser view
Toggle the view selection, selected files becomes unselected and vice versa
Refreshes the current directory contents
Copy to memory information about selected files and folders. Later using Paste command you can move selected files to selected folder.
Copy to memory information about selected files and folders. Later using Paste command you can copy selected files into selected folder.
Paste files into selected folder that was previously selected by Copy or Cut command.
Also you can use this command to paste files selected by other browsers, including Windows Explorer as well.
Deletes permanently selected files and directories. When you delete a directory, all of its subdirectories and files are deleted
Moves selected files and folders to the Recycle Bin. To remove them completely from your computer empty the Recycle Bin.
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.
Create new folder in current browser directory
Rename selected file
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.
Here you can enter the extensions you want to filter browser contents. You do not have to enter the * wildcard character.
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
Here you can enter the phrase you want to filter browser contents. You do not have to enter the * wildcard character.
Tools menu have a few other tools you may use to work with files. the following tools are available:
Selects files with the same extension like currently selected file have
Create shortcuts to selected files and directories
Displays a File Properties window about selected files.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.