Windows Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v5.62, by Dr. Herong Yang
Viewing File Properties
This section provides a tutorial example on how to view file properties using Windows Explorer on a Windows 7 system.
If you see a file on Windows Explorer that we are not sure what this file is about by looking at the file name, you can use the file properties function to get more detailed information.
1. Run Windows Explorer and locate the file in the Windows Explorer.
2. Right-click on the file name. You will see the context menu showing up.
3. Select "Properties" from the context menu. You will see the Properties dialog box showing up.
4. Click the "General" tab. You will see some general properties about this file. See the example below:
File name: AcroRd32.dll Type of file: Application extension (.dll) Open with: Unknown application Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader Size: 27.6 MB (29,015,776 bytes) Size on disk: 27.6 MB (29,016,064 bytes) Created: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 2:08:32 PM Modified: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 2:08:32 PM Accessed: Sunday, February 03, 2013, 5:35:59 PM Attribute: Read-only: no; Hidden: no
5. Click the "Details" tab. You will see some more properties about this file. See the example below:
File description Adobe Reader Type Application extension File version 126.96.36.199 Product name Adobe Reader Product version 11.0.01.36 Copyright Copyright 1984-2012 Adobe System Size 27.6 MB Modified 12/182012 2:08 PM Language English (United States) Original filename AcroRd32.dll
Here is a screenshot of file Properties dialog box on Windows 7:
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