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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 File Explorer, which displays the Documents library folder. The Documents library folder links and displays files and folders from different locations on your PC computer and SkyDrive in a central place, which includes your 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 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_1.jpg In the desktop, click or tap the File Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  • yellow_2.jpg Click or tap Document in the Navigation pane.
  • yellow_3.jpg Double-click or double-tap a folder to navigate to the document location.
  • yellow_4.jpg Click or tap the document file to select it.
  • yellow_5.jpg To review document details, click or tap the Details pane button on the View tab.
  • yellow_6.jpg To open the document file, double-click or double-tap the file icon.
  • yellow_7.jpg When you’re done, click or tap the Close button.

Open Any Folder and Switch Between Folders

  • yellow_1.jpg In the desktop, click or tap the File Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  • yellow_2.jpg Click or tap any other Explorer window, such as Documents, Videos, Pictures, or Music, in the Navigation pane.
  • yellow_3.jpg Double-click or double-tap the folder to open it.
  • yellow_4.jpg Click or tap the Back or Forward button or the Up button on the toolbar to return or move to a previously visited window.
  • yellow_5.jpg When you’re done, click or tap the Close button.

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