File>Open opens a GIS project, shapefile or other coverage.
Levels Viewer,1, 2, 3
Main menu File>Open
Open a GIS project or file to view as layer
A file may be opened via dialog (conventional open file dialog) or pick from a favorites list.
Open Projects Using Favorites
... dialog and favorites are available, choose Favorites
Click on GIS Item to Open Project
... Favorites dialog appears; dbl-click item; click Go to open.