Drawer Basics

This topic describes the basics of working with drawers: add, select, rename, delete.

Adding Drawers

Add a drawer to the current cabinet from the Drawers task button > New Drawer. You’ll be prompted for a name (note the restrictions below). If you want to apply a Folder Template to the new drawer (see Folder Templates), select Apply Folder Template pick a template from the list. When you’re done, click OK to create the drawer.

NOTE: A drawer name cannot be longer than 255 characters and it cannot contain any of the following characters: / : * ? " ¦ =. You should also avoid using non-keyboard characters, like characters with accents.

Selecting a Drawer

To select or open a drawer, simply click on the drawer with your mouse. The open drawer will be highlighted.

Drawer Search

If you have a very long list of drawers, you can use the scroll-bar to the right of the drawers to scroll down the list. For your convenience, you can also use the Locate Drawer feature to quickly jump to a drawer. There is a Locate Drawer field next to the Drawers task button:

Type in the first few characters of the name of the drawer you are looking for (case insensitive). The list of drawers will scroll to bring the drawer into view, and the drawer will open automatically. If the characters you enter are not found at the beginning of a drawer name, the feature will search the second word in the drawer name. Clicking the Close button next to the Find Drawer field will hide the field.

Renaming Drawers

To rename a drawer, select the Drawers task button > Rename Drawer. You’ll be prompted for a new name. The name must be unique, can’t be longer than 255 characters, and can’t contain any of these characters: / : * ? " ¦ =. You should also avoid using non-keyboard characters, like characters with accents.

Deleting Drawers

Warning

Deleting a drawer will delete the drawer and every folder and file in the drawer! If the file cabinet is on your local machine (the cabinet icon next to the cabinet tabs is gray), all of the deleted data will be sent to the Windows Recycle Bin. If, however, the file cabinet is a network cabinet that resides on another computer (the cabinet icon is orange), deleting a drawer is permanent and irreversible!

To delete a drawer, first select the drawer, then click the Drawers task button > Delete Drawer.

NOTE: Deleting a linked drawer (see Linked Drawers) only removes the link from the cabinet. The link target and its data will not be deleted.

 

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