Here’s the guide on how to get help with file explorer in windows 10. Microsoft had repeatedly made changes and always comes up with new technology. If you update your operating system to Windows 10, you might be facing some difficulties with most of the new features inbuilt in it. So let’s start how to get help in Windows 10.
One of the important features is File Explorer formerly known as Windows Explorer. We are here to provide you a solution to your every problem and to give you some tips and shortcuts to work on file explorer. Microsoft has declared Windows 10 the last version of its operating system, so it is quite difficult to get started with it.
Let’s explore the File Explorer
This is the newly introduced feature in Windows 10, which enables you to access your recent used folders. You can also add your own folders in it to get direct access.
Adding folders is now quite easy, just right click on the folder and click “Pin To Quick Access.”
To remove any pinned folder from this area, right click on the particular folder and click “Unpin from Quick Access.”
Microsoft has removed a number of functions from the file menu and some features too. There are two functionalities Command Prompt and Windows Powershell which enables menu to open new instances with the current folder already active.
Now, this is another surprise from Microsoft in Windows 10 called Picture Tools. Click on any of the folder containing pictures. There will be an option on the top named as Picture Tools.
There you will have 4 options as follows:
- Rotate left
- Rotate right
- Slide Show
- Set as background
- Cast to device
Most of the functionalities are made to simplify the user interface. Another function is the Ribbon interface which enables you to copy, paste, rename, etc in a folder. Ribbon interface was introduced in Windows 8 for the first time. Here is the snapshot for that.
You can minimize ribbon interface by clicking on the “down” button on the top left side above “file button.”
File Explorer comes with a search bar as modern browsers have. When you search something like images, audio, folder, etc. it restricts you to search within the folder you have opened.
Here is an example, if you search in documents only then it only exists up to documents. This is useful when you have a large collection of data, and you have to find out one out of several.
Windows 10 File Explorer Shortcuts
Now we are introducing you with some shortcuts that can make your task much easier. Windows 10 is inbuilt with several shortcuts which are useful to you. Let’s explore them:
|Windows Logo key + E||Launch File Explorer|
|Ctrl + W||Close the current File Explorer window|
|Ctrl + E||Go to the search box|
|Ctrl + F||Go to the search box|
|Alt + D||Go to the address bar|
|Ctrl + N||Open a new File Explorer window|
|Shift + Delete||Permanently delete file or folder|
|Ctrl + D||Move file or folder to recycle bin|
|Alt + P||Show/Hide the preview pane|
|Alt + Right arrow||View the next folder|
|Alt + Up arrow||View the folder that the folder was in|
|Alt + Left arrow||View the previous folder|
|Alt + Enter||Display the Properties dialog box for the selected file or folder|
|Ctrl + mouse scroll wheel||Zoom in or zoom out on File Explorer interface.
It will change size and appearance on File Explorer views.
|Ctrl + Shift + N||Create a new folder|
|Ctrl + Shift + E||Display all folders above the selected folder|
|Backspace||View the previous folder|
|Home||Display the top item in the active window|
|End||Display the last item in the active window|
|F11||Maximize or minimize the active window|
|Num Lock + Minus (-)||Collapse the selected folder|
|Num Lock + Asterisk (*)||Display all subfolders under the selected folder|
|Num Lock + plus (+)||Display the contents of the selected folder|
So, in this article, you learned up many things which are new to file explorer in windows 10. Well, you also got some shortcuts to operate it efficiently.
So this was the small guide to introduce you with file explorer so that you can work efficiently without getting worried.