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Organizing Files by Headings

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In Explorer windows, files appear in lists with headings at the top. You can use the headings to change how files are displayed in the window. There are several ways to organize your files by using file list headings and they include filtering, stacking, and grouping. Filtering (New!) displays only files with the properties you select by heading type. Stacking (New!) displays all of the files in the view into piles by heading type. After you stack files into piles, you can open individual ones to view the contents of the stack. Grouping (New!) displays a sequential list of all of the files by heading type. Grouping and stacking are similar organizational tools. Grouping organizes files into visible groups, while stacking organizes files into hidden groups within an icon.

Organize Files Using Filtering

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Open the folder that contains the files you want to filter.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Point to the heading you want to filter by.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif Click the arrow to the right of the heading you want to filter by.
  • yellow_circle_4.gif Select the property check boxes you want to filter by.
  • yellow_circle_5.gif Click in a blank area to close the search menu.

Organize Files Using Stacking

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Open the folder that contains the files you want to stack.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Point to the heading you want to stack by.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif Click the arrow to the right of the heading you want to stack by.
  • yellow_circle_4.gif Click Stack by <heading name>.
  • yellow_circle_5.gif Click in a blank area to close the search menu.
    • To cancel the search, press Esc.
  • yellow_circle_6.gif To view the files within an individual stack, double-click the stack.

Organize Files Using Grouping

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Open the folder that contains the files you want to group.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Point to the heading you want to group by.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif Click the arrow to the right of the heading you want to group by.
  • yellow_circle_4.gif Click Group.
  • yellow_circle_5.gif Click in a blank area to close the search menu.

    • To cancel the search, press Esc.
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