The File View tab is displayed by default. It lets you work with files and folders in a manner similar to Windows Explorer.
The top right icon above the Date column header lets you switch between 5 different File View modes: 4 of them are available in the Windows Explorer, too, and the last one, called Classic, is a Win16 style dialog. You can even have up to 8 different File View modes by additionally using the folder list icon which is located left of the File View icon.
The arrow icon right beside the drive box can be used to synchronize both panes. That means that the folder of the current pane will be displayed in the opposite pane.
Clicking the Name, Size and Date column headers sorts the files and folders according to their names, sizes and creation dates.
At the bottom of the tab there's a label that displays the current folder path. In Classic mode the file size will be displayed instead. The drop down menu to the right contains different file patterns for excluding or including certain file types in the File View. But you can also enter your own file pattern. For example entering *.bmp;*.gif;*.jpg will only display bmp, gif and jpg files.
Double clicking a Filter Factory plugin will load it into the FF Editor, double clicking other Photoshop-compatible plugins will execute them. Double clicking an image will display it in the Picture Editor. If the Preview icon is active and you click on a plugin, PSP add-on or image, you will see a preview of it in the Preview window. Double clicking other files will launch the associated application. Right clicking on a file will display the Commands context menu, whereas right clicking on a folder or clicking on the folder label will display the Folders context menu.
You can move files to a folder in the opposite pane by dragging them. You can also drag files over a sub folder in the same pane to move them into that sub folder.
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