View metadata for a layer file (vs. for its underlying data)

Idea created by Jordyn on Jun 13, 2014
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    When you go to view metadata for a layer file from ArcMap table of contents, it always gives you the metadata for the underlying data (the metadata that is embedded in the featureclass) rather than for the xml metadata for the layer file itself (if it has been created).
    What if you have a group layer, and made a metadata file for it - you can never get it from the current setup.
    Maybe if you could right click view metadata and get a choice between view the data metadata vs. view the layer file metadata?