Working with Windows Explorer

Learn how to work with Windows XP Windows Explorer in this free lesson to find files and programs.

Choosing views

You can choose how you want to display files and folders. Display them as thumbnails, tiles, large icons, small icons, as a list, or as a list with details including size, type, and date last modified.

To choose the view for your files or folders:

  1. Open My Documents.
  2. Click the Views button.
  3. A drop-down menu appears. Choose your view.
  4. A large black dot appears next to your current choice.
View button's drop down menu


  • Open the View menu and choose your view.