File Browser is a basic files management component in Sprintbit File Manager
Its included in many software features and provides access to your computer files, let you browse your computer or network computer and manage files.
What you can do with the File Browser:
|•||Perform all standard file operations like copying, moving, renaming, deleting, creating folders..|
|•||Run all files and documents by double click on the file in the File Browser.|
|•||Select files and directories for processing.|
|•||Create shortcuts to files and view file properties.|
|•||Use standard keyboard functions|
This includes such keys as Ctrl+C (Copy), Ctrl+X (Cut), Ctrl+V (Paste) and F5 (Refresh)
|•||Use Drag & Drop operation with the mouse, you can drag files directly from Browser|
to other software features. You can also Drag & Drop files to and from another Windows application with this File Browser as well.
|•||Use automatic context menu processing. When you right-click on a selected file or group of files will display a standard alike Windows Explorer pop up-menu.|
|•||Use file filters to show different contents of browsers. Only files that match the selected file filter are displayed in the browsers.|
|•||Set different view styles|
The File browser window consist the following components:
Path View (Title Bar)
The title bar is at the very top of the file browser display. This shows the path of the main File Browser's folder.
If the browser's window is active, the window title bar will be highlighted. The color of the title bar can be set in software options.
When you clicking on a file or folder in a browser then you will set that browser as current (active) browser. The same effect you can have by selecting a title bar with mouse.
On the right side there is Go Up button, clicking on this button will navigate to the parent directory.
You can type or paste from clipboard a new path here and navigate to that folder by pressing the Enter key on your keyboard.
Folders Lists bar is a collection of drop down menus from which you can select a special folder or disk and automatically display its contents in browser
This drop down menu has a current main File Browser's path parsed into a path's tree. For example if the current path is "K:\My Folder 1\Computers" then the menu will have three sub folders:
The menu has additional 5 buttons provided for each path in the list. You can perform the following operation on selected path
Browse selected folder
It will Delete selected folder and all files in it.
This command does not move files to Recycle Bin. Once you delete files or directories, they cannot be recovered by restore them from Recycle Bin. File deleted by this command can be recovered only by using special recovery software. The command will not let you delete the whole system or disk if you click on this button, You will be always asked to confirm your action.
This command moves selected folder and all files in it to the Recycle Bin.
To remove them completely from your computer empty the Recycle Bin.
You can also empty the Recycle Bin using File Browser
Use Go Up button until you see computer Desktop contents in the browser.
Double click on Recycle Bin icon, select files which you want to delete and click on delete button (located on toolbar)
To restore files from the Recycle Bin to its original location you can either use Window system feature or File Manager. Display contents of Recycle Bin directory in the File Browser then select files that you want to restore. Press right mouse button and press Restore from menu. All selected files should be restored now.
Copies all files from selected folder to the destination folder. It used without File Manager then Copy To window will be invoked instead
Moves all files from selected folder to the destination folder. It used without File Manager then Move To window will be invoked instead
This drop down menu have a list of folders you currently browsed. it may hold up to 30 recent folders.
You can choose from menu any path and browse to selected folder immediately.
This drop down menu have a list of special folders in your computer. The list of special folders may vary from system to system, but usually consist of some of the following folders:
My Documents, My Pictures, My Music, Favorites, program Files, Cookies, System etc.
The special folders are shown by its names instead of showing a full path to them.
You can choose from menu any special folder by its name and browse that folder immediately.
The Drives control implements a Windows Explorer-like combo box, it lists all your drives.
You can choose from menu any drive by its name and browse that drive immediately.
The Drives control and File Browser work together and keep each other's display synchronized if possible.
This toolbar have several buttons for working with files and settings browser properties.
Changes the current directory back to the parent directory in the folder hierarchy. You may go up, to the higher level - Desktop.
Selects all files in File Browser view
Deselect the File Browser view
Toggle the view selection, selected files becomes unselected and vice versa
Refreshes the current directory contents
Copy to memory information about selected files and folders. Later using Paste command you can move selected files to selected folder.
Copy to memory information about selected files and folders. Later using Paste command you can copy selected files into selected folder.
Paste files into selected folder that was previously selected by Copy or Cut command.
Also you can use this command to paste files selected by other browsers, including Windows Explorer as well.
Deletes permanently selected files and directories. When you delete a directory, all of its subdirectories and files are deleted
This command does not move files to Recycle Bin. Once you delete files or directories, they cannot be recovered by restore them from Recycle Bin. File deleted by this command can be recovered only by using special recovery software.
Moves selected files and folders to the Recycle Bin. To remove them completely from your computer empty the Recycle Bin.
You can also empty the Recycle Bin using Browser as well. To do so browse to Recycle Bin folder, select files you want to delete and the use Delete command to delete them permanently.
To restore files from the Recycle Bin to its original location you can either use Windows system feature or this browser as well. Display contents of Recycle Bin directory in the File Browser then select files that you want to restore. Click the right mouse button and click Restore from menu. All selected files should be restored to its original locations.
Create new folder in current browser directory
Rename selected file
This menu have a few options that allows you to filter browser contents
Filter By Extension
Check to filter the browser view by file extensions. Currently shown directory and nay other you will browse will show only those files that have the extensions specified by you.
Here you can enter the extensions you want to filter browser contents. You do not have to enter the * wildcard character.
Extensions must be enter like .txt .doc divided by space.
Filter By Phrase
Check to filter the browser view by some phrase. Currently shown directory and any other you will browse will show only those files that have in their names the phrase specified by you
Here you can enter the phrase you want to filter browser contents. You do not have to enter the * wildcard character.
The phrase may be anything, characters, phrase or just a word you wish to filter view by.
Tools menu have a few other tools you may use to work with files. the following tools are available:
Selects files with the same extension like currently selected file does have
Create shortcuts to selected files and directories
Displays a File Properties window about selected files.
Options menu have a few options to set the browser view.
View sub menu
Here you can select the Browser's view mode. File Browser can display files in 5 styles:
|•||Details - Each item appears as a small icon with a label to the right of it. Items are arranged in columns. In this mode browser has four columns, which shows the file names, size, type of file date and time of last change|
|•||Small Icon - Each item appears as a small icon with a label below it.|
|•||large Icon - Each item appears as a full-sized icon with a label below|
|•||List - Each item appears as a small icon with a label to the right of it. Items are arranged in columns.|
|•||Tile - Each item appears as a full-sized icon with a label below and additional information if available|
|•||Thumbnails - Each item appears as a large (up to 120 x 120 pixel) icon with a label below it. For some file types, the icon will represent the content of the file. For example a thumbnail of image files.|
Early versions of Windows don't support thumbnails for much of file types. In such cases the file's icon is displayed in the frame.
Options sub menu
Show Hidden Files and Show System Files
Shows hidden or system files in browser. Normally when you browse folders hidden and system files are not shown.
You can see them by checking one of those check marks. These files will be shown in browser in red color.
Please note that to show system files you have to have enable it on the Windows system level first anyway.
Sets how the date is formatted and show in File Browser's date columns
File browser displays directory contents, it displays folders files. Using File Browser you can select files here and perform all available operations on them. To browse to another folder double click on a folder name. To run a file just double click on a file name.
Here below is a sample picture of browser with details view mode.
The following columns shows:
A file name with its extension
A file size in bytes, kilobytes, megabytes or gigabytes
Description of file type like is assigned by software that runs particular file
File creation date and time
Date and time when file was last time modified
File attributes in format; first file attributes in numeric system format and then as textual description
File Copying & Moving information:
When you copy files or directories, security permissions set on them are discarded as is ownership and auditing information. They will inherit a new set of permissions from the directory into which they have been copied. In the case of files, if the new directory does not specify permissions for files, only the file's owner (the person who copied the file) will have permission to use the file. When you copy or move files or directories to a disk formatted to use the file allocation table (FAT) file system, permissions are discarded and not replaced.