How do I check file properties in Windows?

In Windows, the Properties of a file are the characteristics that define it. These properties can include things such as the file type, size, author, date created, and date modified. In some cases, additional areas of information such as security and ownership can be present. The Properties of a file can be accessed in several different ways. The following are instructions for accessing a file’s Properties in Windows up to Windows 2000:

1. Right-click on the file. Select Properties from the pop-up menu.

2. If you’re using Windows Explorer or My Computer, you can select the file and then choose File → Properties from the main menu.

3. If you’re using Windows 95, 98, or Me, you can press Alt+Enter while the file is highlighted.

When you open the Properties window, you will see the basic information about the file. Depending on the type of file, you may also have additional tabs (such as Security or Summary) that contain more detailed information. For example, if the file is a document, you may have a Summary tab with information such as the Author and date created.

You can also use the Properties window to modify certain aspects of the file. For example, you can change the name of the file or its location. To do this, just click on the appropriate tab and make the desired changes. Once you’re done making changes, click OK to save them.

In addition to checking the Properties of a file from within Windows, you can also access them from the command line. To do this, open a command shell and type “attrib” followed by the name of the file. This will display the file’s Attributes, which contain a lot of the same information as the Properties window.

In summary, there are several ways to check the Properties of a file in Windows up to 2000. You can right-click on the file and select Properties, use the File menu in Windows Explorer or My Computer, and use the Alt+Enter method. You can also access the Properties window from the command line using “attrib” and the name of the file.