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Using the File Browser palette menu Click the triangle ® in the upper right corner of the palette to access commands for working with layers. If the palette is docked in the palette well, click the triangle on the palette tab.

Navigating in the File Browser Double-click a folder to view its contents. To show or hide folders on the right side of the palette, choose the Show Folders from the palette menu. A check mark indicates that folders are showing.

Changing the display of files Choose a thumbnail display option from the palette menu, or click the View By pop-up menu at the bottom of the File Browser and choose a display option.

Sorting files Click the Sort By pop-up menu at the bottom of the File Browser, and choose a sorting option.

Ranking files Ranking lets you manually control the sort order of files. To specify a rank, choose the Large Thumbnail with Rank display option, click in the Rank field, type a letter, and press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS). Alternately, right click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) a thumbnail and choose a rank from the context menu.

Note: To rank multiple files, select multiple thumbnails and then choose a rank from the context menu.

Displaying file information Click the File Information pop-up menu at the bottom of the File Browser, and select one of the following: All to view all image information for a file; or EXIF to view image information imported from your digital camera. For more information, see "Adding file information (Photoshop)" on page 459.

Selecting and deselecting files On the right side of the palette, click a thumbnail to select the file, or Shift-click to select multiple files. To select all files in the current folder, choose Select All from the palette menu. To deselect all files, choose Deselect All from the palette menu.

Opening files Select the file or files you want to open, and do one of the following: select a file and press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS); double-click a selected file; drag the selected file or files out of the File Browser; or choose Open from the palette menu.

When the File Browser is docked in the palette well, double-clicking a file or selecting a file and pressing Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS) opens the image and closes the File Browser. To keep the File Browser open, hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) when you double-click the file, press Enter (Windows), or press Return (Mac OS).

Renaming files and folders On the right side of the palette, click a filename or folder name, or select a file or folder and choose Rename from the palette menu. Then type a new name, and press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS).

Note: To move to the next filename, press Tab. To move to the previous filename, press Shift+Tab.

Renaming files in batches To rename all the files in a folder, make sure that no files are selected. To rename a subset of files in a folder, select the files you want to rename. Then choose Batch Rename from the palette menu, and set the following options:

• For Destination Folder, select where you want to place the renamed files: in the same folder or in a different folder. If you select Move to New Folder, click Browse to select a different folder.

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