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Working with favorite files and hosts

To manage favorite files:

1. Choose File menu > Favorites > Show Favorites.

In the Recent or Create window, click Favorites.

2. In the Favorites window:

 

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Add a local file as a favorite

Click Add App, click From Browse, then choose a filename.

Add a file shared on the network as a favorite

Click Add App, click From Host, choose a host, then choose a filename.

If no hosts are displayed, click the arrow (Windows) or Show (macOS) next to Local.

Remove a favorite file

Right-click the filename, then choose Remove.

Note  The file isn't deleted from the hard disk; it is only removed from the Favorites window.

To manage favorite hosts:

1. Choose File menu > Hosts > Show Hosts.

Or click Hosts in the Open File dialog box.

2. In the Hosts dialog box:

 

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Display or hide the list of available hosts that you can access

Next to Local, click the arrow (Windows) or click Show or Hide (macOS).

Make a host a favorite

Right-click the host name in the list, then click Add Favorite.

If you don't see the host, enter the host name in the hosts search box. Or click Add host button to display the Add Favorite Host dialog box.

Remove a favorite host

Right-click the host name, then click Remove Favorite.

Edit a favorite host

Right-click the host name, then click Edit Favorite.

Notes 

To add the current file as a favorite, choose File menu > Favorites > Add Current File to Favorites.

Related topics 

Opening shared files as a client