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Windows Vista™ Step by Step by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert

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Viewing Information About a Folder or File

Every file or folder has a variety of information associated with it, including its name, size, and author. You can view this information in several ways:

  • Display the files and folders in Details view.

  • Select a specific file or folder, and view some items of information in the Details pane.

  • Point to a file to display a ScreenTip with some items of information.

  • Right-click a file or folder, and click Properties to view all the available information in the Properties dialog box.

You can add a title to a file in the Details pane, and you can add and edit other information in the Properties dialog box.

In this exercise, you will view file information in the Details pane and add a title to a file. Then you’ll display ...

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