Symbolic of storing events, situations, or memories
To see a filing cabinet in your dream suggests that you need to keep your facts and information straight.
The filing cabinet may also represent the memories or trivia you keep stored in your mind and need to retrieve from time to time.
If you dream that the drawers of the file cabinet are wide open, this symbolizes your openness toward other viewpoints and opinions. However, if the file cabinet is locked, there is something that you do not want revealed to others. It could also mean that you are being close-minded.
(see Doors, Organizing)
Each drawer or file in the cabinet represents a memory, bits of knowledge, experiences, or other parts of yourself that you have neady sequestered away for future reference or use.
Take note of the condition of the cabinet and files. Are they orderly and well maintained, and do they appear as if they’re regularly used? If so, then this dream indicates that you apply all your experience and knowledge in daily living. If, however, some of the fdes (or drawers) appear locked, are marked “confidential,” or are laden with heavy dust, this shows that there is something unconfronted in your past. Now might be the time to open that folder so that it doesn’t become a skeleton in your closet, waiting to appear at the worst possible moment.