September 27, 2002, 12:00 AM — In Windows Explorer, you can view file information if you choose View
and Details. Explorer will now display the file size, the file type, and
the date modified; however, you can get much more information than this
in the Explorer Details view.
As an example, let's suppose that your My Pictures folder is filled with
digital photos that you've taken over a period of time. You can have
Explorer display the date and time the photo was taken. You can also add
the photo dimensions.
To get the extra photo information, run Windows Explorer and navigate to
you're my Pictures folder. Now, choose View and Details. Next,
right-click in the Details title bar and choose More to open the Choose
Details dialog box. At this point, you can select the details that you
need. Note that you can even select Camera Model, which is handy if you
have more than one digital camera and want to know which one you used
for a specific photograph.
After you select and deselect the appropriate check boxes, click OK to
close the dialog box and continue using Explorer.
This is an interesting option to play around with as the changes you
make only apply to the current folder. You'll probably want much
different information in your music folder than in your pictures folder.
Although Explorer in Windows 2000 offers additional options, it doesn't
offer the camera options that XP does. You'll find that many of the
other options are the same.