Get Help with File Explorer in Windows 10

In this article Get help with File Explorer in windows 10 we unfold all the features and shortcuts to this new addition by Microsoft. 

So with the latest version of the operating system by Microsoft- “ Windows 10”, a lot of things have changed their versions and dimensions. And so did the “Windows Explorer” which is now called the “File Explorer”. Like in our previous article we illustrated you about the changed features from “Internet Explorer” to the “Microsoft EDGE”, in this article we are going to acknowledge you about some brand new features of the File Explorer and ones which still remains from Windows Explorer to File Explorer.

Get Help With File Explorer in Windows 10

Get Help With File Explorer in Windows 10

How to Open File Explorer?

File explorer in Windows 10 is the key to access everything on your desktops/laptops, and thus you find two direct and one shortcut method to open File Explorer.

Either you go to the Start menu and find File Explorer there or you just click to “this PC” icon on the desktop which is another change in Windows 10, a replacement of “My Computer”.

Or you just click “Windows + E” on your keyboard to open File Explorer.

Also Read: Defer Upgrades in Windows 10

File Explorer in Windows 10 Features

Now when we have looked towards what File Explorer is and how can you open the Windows Explorer which is now called as File Explorer. Let us move to some of the exciting features that File Explorer in Windows 10 provides other than the usual Windows Explorer.

Quick Access

Quick Access is the very first option in the Navigation panel on the right side of the File Explorer. It contains all your frequently visited files and folder on your file explorer and also by default pinned folders such as Desktop, recycled bin. You can also pin folders of your choice to the Quick Access panel just by a right click on the folder and select “pin to Quick Access”. 
You can even remove pinned folders to Quick access by clicking the pin Icon in front of the folder’s name in quick access. And also remove frequently visited folders from Quick Access by clicking right on it and selecting “Remove from quick access”.

Picture Tool

File explorer also provides some basic Picture editing tools for the images in your system. All you need to do is find a folder with images in it. Go to that folder, on any picture. You will find a “Picture tool” on the “Manage” ribbon tag. This Picture tool provides basic editing tools such as Rotating the picture, slide shows, setting image as desktop background.

Ribbon Tag

For all the basic functions one can do in the File Explorer, 3 broadly classified Ribbon Tags are present at the top left corner namely HOME, SHARE and VIEW.
All you are ultimately going to do is visit, copy and paste files and folders, for which you have shortcuts on your keyboard, still you have a number of  options in the Ribbon Tags such as, to send files and  folders to zipping archive, burning files on the disc and to mail files and attachments.

File Menu

Being the only same feature from the older versions of Windows, File Menu has got some really important features. Although many of its features from its old version has been shifted to the other options File Menu still let you access all Command Prompt and Windows PowerShell tools and many other as well.

File Explorer Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts


Now the heading says conclusion, but in the conclusion what I feel is, you have already known quite a lot about File Explorer, so why not tell you something exciting, quickly. And what better thing can there be apart from Shortcuts. Here are a few of them which might really come handy.

There are a lot of Keyboard Shortcuts supported by Windows 10 File Explorer. We aren’t going to list them all but here are some of the major keyboard shortcuts supported by File Explorer:
  • Windows key + E – open a new instance of File Explorer from anywhere in Windows.
  • Alt + P – show/hide the Preview pane.
  • Alt + Shift + P – show/hide Details pane.
  • Alt + left arrow key – go back one folder in history.
  • Alt + up arrow key – go up one folder in folder tree.
  • Ctrl + N – open new File Explorer window.
  • Ctrl + E – activate Search bar.
  • Ctrl + Shift + N – create new folder in the current folder.
  • Ctrl + mouse wheel up or down – increase/ decrease the size of icons and thumbnails.
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Get Help with File Explorer in Windows 10 Reviewed by Ayush Verma on September 21, 2017 Rating: 5

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