Get Help With File Explorer in Windows 10


Who says Windows doesn’t innovate and deliver as per its user’s expectations. Well, Microsoft has been in the business for long and it continues to amaze the community with its robust updates and user-friendly design. The File Explorer program, also known as Windows Explorer( in previous versions) is the latest addition to the Windows 10 dashboard. Well, Windows Explorer has been the primary feature of the OS since time eternal. However, with the latest anniversary update, much of it has been rebuilt and designed in a more user-centric approach. 


It has plethora of new tools to offer , nevertheless, the layout and basic functionality is similar to the Windows Explorer. Hence, no matter what version you are familiar with, be it VistaXP or later, this feature would appear as a familiar one to you. The File Explorer in Windows 10 is customizable and simple to use at the same instance. You can alter the way in which files appear and access all of your files on one single platformThe Quick Access panel makes it a feasible task, and you can access all the relevant and recently opened files in one panel. Here’s a quick list of the latest features of the File Explorer.

File Explorer Windows 10 ALL Features

The Quick Access Pane

You can find this feature at the top left corner of the screen. It showcases the recently opened files or folders, and important locations. If you need to add a particular file, folder or a location to the Quick Access, you can right-click on any of them and pin them to the Quick Access. It can be undone by unpinning them from the Quick Access bar

Additionally, you can access, the flagship OneDrive, the Microsoft’s cloud service and it has a dedicated space below the Quick Access pane. Well, you can upload your files to the folder and access them remotely on any device.on the other hand some are not aware of the features of the new File Explore.


The File Menu

The File Menu has been an important feature in the previous versions of windows. However in Windows 10, the clutter in the menu has been redefined and divided across different segments to garner a unified view. You can access the command prompt from the file menu with the file or folder open as an instance in the terminalslashing out the hassles of locating it through the terminal. One can use the shortcut Alt+F to open the File Menu


The file menu dropdown also includes a list of frequent places and selecting a number in continuation to the shortcut will open the  location instantly. Additionally, you can pin or unpin by clicking the pin icon next to the file name in the frequent places list.

The Search Bar

Windows has continued to provide the search bar in the file explorer and being an integrated part of the Windows architecture, it has been robustly redefined. The Search function lets you limit the search to the particular drive or folder which is currently open. The limited search option delivers results readily and ensures that you find your files in time. Once you start typing, the search bar delivers results across different locations, and includes word files too if they contain the relevant keyword. Additionally, if you don’t remember the location of the file, just right-click on the search result and click ‘Open File Location’. It will open a window with the relevant folder.

Picture Tools

It is the latest addition to the Windows flagship. Although this feature is hidden by default, you can click on a folder containing the photos and access the feature. You can find the Picture Tools above the Manage ribbon tab. You can access multitude of features through the option, including setting the photo as the desktop background, or rotating the photo to left or right, or yet again start a slideshow with the windows photo viewer or your selected default photo viewer. Additionally, you can cast the image files upon another device or screen through this feature. 


 Ribbon Interface

Windows is well known for the unique experience it provides. Well, file explorer finds most of its usage in moving, copying and opening files. Through the home ribbon, you can carry out regular tasks like copy and paste, or send the files to an external device, print or fax documents or burn a disk. The View Tab is much more usable and one can select or deselect the Navigation, and find details of the files. Additionally, the layout section enables to select different view modes for the selected folder.


File Explorer Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

We have many Keyboard Shortcuts supported by Windows 10 File Explorer But we dont have any list of them and we dont know all the Keyboard Shortcuts. but we have some small list for you guys reading and enjoy 🙂 some keyboard Shortcuts maybe you know 🙂

Most Useful Keywords available for file explorer are as shown below:

a) Windows key + E : Introduces new instance of File Explorer.

b) Alt + Shift + P: Display or hide Details Menu.

c) Alt + P: Display or hide the Preview Menu.

d) Ctrl + N: Open a new File Explorer.

e) Ctrl + E: Open the Search bar.

f) Ctrl + mouse roll up or down: Increase or Decrease the size of icons. 

g) Alt + left <- key: Revert back one folder in history.

h) Alt + up arrow key: Move up one folder in tree folder.

I) Ctrl + P : Print of page

j) Ctrl + v : Paste

k) Ctrl + C : Copy

l) Ctrl + : Cut

m) Ctrl + z : Undo

n) Ctrl + Y : Redu

o) Fun Key +F2 : Rename the file

p) Fun key + F1 : how to get help in windows 10

The whole discussion concludes that technical users like such quicky interface to get quickly the most accessed folders and directories. Simultaneously, the quick access managed the files in a simplest way and power management users needs the current usage of their workstation such as network sharing information, drive formatting, disk space, time complexity, attached peripherals etc.we also have covered the common and major features and keyboard shortcuts introduced by Microsoft in File Explorer. 

Other than quick access the ribbon tab comes up with new shortcuts system properties view, mapping the network drive and so on. The live tiles are also populated; user can resize the Start menu, a skinny skyscraperto massive live tile on desktop. so share with your friends and stay tuned with great and latest articles and keep getting help for your windows 10 in future.

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