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Chapter 1. Tool and Palette Primer > Navigating Your Hard Drive

Navigating Your Hard Drive

There are many ways to navigate your hard drive. In the Bridge's default configuration, the Folders pane will appear in the upper left of the browser window. That's where you can navigate your drive by clicking on arrows next to each folder to view its contents. I prefer to use the arrow keys on my keyboard to quickly navigate the folder list. You can also navigate your hard drive using the thumbnail preview area on the right side of Bridge. Double-click on folders within the thumbnail view to open them, and click the Up One Level icon (it looks like a folder with an up arrow on it) to move one level closer to your desktop. The menu next to the Up One Level icon indicates the folder you are currently viewing. Clicking on that menu will present you with a list of recently accessed folders as well as any favorites you added. If you've navigated to a folder that you'll want to access frequently, click on the Favorites tab and drag the folder to the bottom of the list (or choose Add Folder to Favorites from the File menu). Then, when you need to access that folder, click on it from within the Favorites pane, or choose it from the pop-up menu that appears at the top of the Bridge window. If you're not sure in which folder an image resides, choose Find from the Edit menu. That will allow you to search based on filename, date modified, keywords, and many other criteria (Figure 1.121). One thing that's nice about Bridge's search capa-bility is that it allows you to view the results even if they happen to be located in multiple folders. If you end up viewing another folder after performing a search, you can get back to the search results by clicking the Back button that appears in the upper left of each Bridge window.

Figure 1.121. The Search dialog box in Adobe Bridge.



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