Searching for Files and Folders

Learn how to search for Windows XP files and folders in this free lesson.

Previewing image files

You can preview image documents (including fax documents) using the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer without opening an image-editing program. This is especially useful when browsing through a list of nondescriptive file names. For example, let's say you have a file named 09786.jpeg. You may wonder what the file looks like.

To preview an image file:

  1. Right-click the file, then choose Preview from the pop-up menu.
  2. The Windows Picture and Fax Viewer opens, displaying the image file.
  3. Use the control buttons at the bottom of the window to perform basic tasks without opening an image-editing program.
  4. Use the arrow buttons to view images as a slideshow.
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer