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Your inventory is your personal treasure trove of Second Life items, from clothing used in outfits, to furniture you can rez, to landmarks used to travel places.
Your inventory is organized into folders that contain items. Each folder is meant to store a different type of item, although you can drag items freely from one folder to another in most cases. You can also create new folders.
There are a few special folders:
- Current Outfit - Contains all items which make up your avatar's current appearance, including body parts, clothing, and attached objects.
- Lost And Found - When an object is returned to you, it appears here. For example, if you accidentally leave a chair on another Resident's parcel and they return it, the chair shows up in Lost And Found. If you'd prefer, you can delete everything in lost and found by right-clicking the folder and selecting Empty Lost And Found.
- Trash - Contains what you intend to delete permanently. The trash isn't emptied until you right-click it and Empty Trash, or select the same option from My Inventory's File menu or Gear.
- Library - You can't change the contents of this folder. It contains example content similar to "clip art" which you can play with, such as premade avatars. If you delete certain items you start with like default gestures, you can also retrieve them here.
Type what you're looking for into the Filter inventory search field; searches are non-case-sensitive, so they always appear in CAPITAL letters, and partial matches work.
Searching for permissions and links also works, so if you search for "
no copy", all items matching that permission are shown. Furthermore, if you want to search for everything you're wearing, enter "
(worn" with no closing bracket and it shows everything your avatar is wearing and where it's attached to.
To cancel or reset a search, click .
Above the search bar are menus:
|Expands a selected folder.
| New Window
|Opens a new Inventory window with the same menu items and other controls. While this may initially seem odd, it's quite handy if you want to resize your inventory independent of the sidebar, or if you want to view two different areas at once and drag items between both visible Inventory lists.
| Show Filters
|Opens Show Filters used to narrow down types of items you're looking for.
| Reset Filters
|Resets the filter parameters to show all items in your inventory. This is a good step to try if you think you may have inventory loss, but it just turns out they were being hidden by the filters.
| Close All Folders
|Closes all inventory folders, which is useful if you've been browsing through many folders and it's tedious to close each one manually.
| Empty Trash
|Permanently deletes everything in your Trash folder.
| Empty Lost And Found
|Permanently deletes everything in your Lost And Found folder.
| New Folder
|Creates a new folder in your inventory, which can be dragged to the top level alongside system folders (which can't be deleted) like Clothing and Textures, or can be dragged into another folder to provide sorting hierarchy.
| New Script
|Creates a new script.
| New Note
|Creates a new notecard.
| New Gesture
|Creates a new gesture.
| New Clothes
|Select an item in this submenu to create a new clothes item:
| New Body Parts
|Select an item in this submenu to create a new body part item:
| By Name
|Sorts your inventory in ascending alphabetical order.
| By Date
|Sorts your inventory by in the reverse-chronological order date each item was acquired or created. For example, if you buy a cap then bought pants, the pants appear on top.
| Folders Always By Name
|Check this to make folders always appear in ascending alphabetical order, even if By Date is selected.
| System Folders To Top
|Always places the System Folders on top, even if you drag a folder you created to the top level. The System Folders, which can't be moved inside of other folders, are: