Viewing files in the file manager with details

The product library file manager provides you with different ways to view the files that are associated with each level of the product library. Any type of file can be copied into the product library and associated with a solution, product class, series, product, instance, or area of interest.

You can view the files associated with other items in the product library using the details view. The details view displays the files using smaller icons and provides information about each file.

Files in the product library listed with details
Details view of the files in the product library

The following is provided for each file by default:

In addition to the default fields, you can also display the following fields:

Learn more about control files

This view can be used in conjunction with the library tree view that is available in the file manager. The tree view appears the same way as the product library tree.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. If necessary, open the Product Library window by clicking Customize > Production > Product Library on the main menu.

    A tree view of the product library appears.

    Product library tree
  3. Right-click Product Library, a solution, product class, series, product, instance, or area of interest, then click Manage Files.

    The file manager appears.

    Initial view of the file manager
  4. Click the drop-down arrow next to the Views icon Views and click Details.

The file manager displays the file details.

Details view applied to file manager

To display one of the optional fields, right-click one of the field names and choose the field from the list that appears.


You can sort the items in descending or ascending order by clicking a column name in the header.