If you want to learn more about the files and folders in a directory, click View and select Details in Windows Explorer.
Windows Explorer usually denotes files as icons, and you can move, open, or delete those little “objects” with the click of a mouse. But how much do you really know about each of those files? The icon view tells you very little about the size, date, and attributes associated with them. If you want to learn more about the files and folders in a directory, click View and select Details in Windows Explorer. The icon view will turn into a detailed list with file sizes, types, and dates. If you need to know the attributes of a file, simply right click the file’s name and select Properties from the menu.
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