File Properties

When you select a file or folder, you can get more information by looking into the properties. Press Alt + Enter to display the Properties; including type of file, application setting, size, location, last modified date etc. If you use … Read More

Searching for Files and Folders

If you cannot find a file or folder, you can search for it: In File Explorer, press F3 or Control + E to go to the Search box. Start typing in the name of the file or folder and the list will automatically update … Read More

Viewing the File Path

In File Explorer, pressing F4 will take you to the full path of your current location. Here you can find out where you are in the file structure and back track if needed.

Moving and Copying Files

To move a file, position on the file and press Control + X to cut. Then go to your new folder and press Control + V to paste. When a file is moved, the original is removed from its old … Read More

Creating Folders

To create a new folder, first open File Explorer (Windows + E). Go to where you would like to create your new folder. Press Control + Shift + N for November. A new folder appears and you can type in … Read More

Selecting Files

To select files that are next to one another in the list, position on the first item, hold down the Shift key, and arrow to the next item(s). To select non-adjacent files, position on the first file, hold down the … Read More

Navigating in Folders

In File Explorer, you can move around your files in a number of handy time-saving ways: You can press the first letter of the file you are looking for (if you know the filename). This is similar to pressing the … Read More

Alt + F4 versus Control + W

Alt + F4 will close pretty much everything, but it is not the handiest keyboard shortcut to use (at first anyway). Control + W will close File Explorer, but also: It will close one Word document without closing the Word application, … Read More

Navigating Visited Folders

In File Explorer, use Alt + Right Arrow to move into a folder and Alt + Left Arrow to come back out of a folder. Note this only works if you have already navigated between the folders because it is … Read More

File Explorer

Press Windows + E to open File Explorer. Use the Arrow keys to move around your files and folders and press Enter to open them. If you open a folder and then want to go back, press the Backspace key … Read More

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