Managing your documents

An easy way to keep track of documents on your computer is to use the Documents library. By default, the Documents library shows all the documents located in the My Documents folder, but you can include other folders in your Documents library, too. For more information, see Include folders in a library.

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To open the Documents library

  • Open the Documents library by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Documents.

To preview and open a file in the Documents library

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See a preview of a document without opening the program it was created in

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On the toolbar, click the Preview pane button Picture of the Preview pane button, and then click the document.

For certain kinds of files, you might need to have additional software installed.

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Open a document in the default program for the document's file type

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Double-click the document.

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Open a document in a different program

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Right-click the document, point to Open with, and then click the program that you want to use.

To arrange files in the Documents library

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Arrange your documents by folder, author, tag, or another property

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In the library pane (above the file list), click an item in the Arrange by list.

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Reset a file arrangement back to its default state after changing views in the Views menu Picture of the Views button
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In the Arrange by list, click Clear changes.

To search the Documents library

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Find a document by file name or property

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In the search box, type the name of the file or property. You can type the entire name, or just the first few letters.

For information about adding properties to a file, see Change the properties for a file.

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Find a document by author

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Click in the search box, click Authors, and then click a name to view all documents created by that author.

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Return to the Documents library after searching

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To go from the search results back to the Documents library, click the Back button Picture of the Back button.
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Find a document by file name extension

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Click in the search box, click Type, and then click a document file type.

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Find documents that were modified on a specific date or date range

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Click in the search box, click Date modified, and then click a date or a date range.

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Find documents that were created on a specific date or date range

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In the search box, type datecreated:, and then click a date or a date range.

To include a folder in the Documents library

You can change the items that appear in your Documents library by including folders. This can be convenient if you store some documents in a location other than the My Documents or Public Documents folders.

  1. Open the Documents library by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Documents.

  2. In the library pane (above the file list), next to Includes, click Locations.

  3. In the Documents Library Locations dialog box, click Add.

  4. Click the folder or drive containing documents, click Include folder, and then click OK.