When using the tool (e.g. right click on a shapefile)"find associated documents and datasets", you are transported in a window which does the job, that is, you find the associated documents and datasets to that original file. Yet, what do you do after you see which files are associated from within that window? Now you can only write the names down on a piece of paper and then go to ArcCatalog window and open/drag them into the working space. This is ugly.
Instead, there should be a way, a selection box, and a button to click from within the "find associated documents and datasets" window which allows a direct operation of "importing/activating" those selected elements into the workspace.