File Explorer in Windows 10 can be a little annoying to use at times. If you need some help using File Explorer in Windows 10, you are in the right place. In this article, you will learn:
By the end of this article, you'll have learnt all of the basics - everything you need to know to use File Explorer!
When you install Windows, you'll see the File Explorer app icon in your Windows 10 taskbar, right next to the search field. It looks like a little folder.
Simply click on the icon to open File Explorer.
If you want to customize your Windows 10 setup by changing the File Explorer icon, you can do that in a couple of simple steps.
The File Explorer icon in the menu and on the taskbar will be updated to use your newly selected icon.
The ribbon has become a signature feature across multiple Microsoft products. This primarily includes Office, but it is also an important part of the Windows File Explorer. If you are constantly working with files and you want to have less clutter in the File Explorer window, you can keep the Ribbon minimized. Or, you can keep it expanded at all times. Simply click on the little arrow in the top right corner to expand or minimize it.
Each section of the ribbon help you navigate through File Explorer and use its features more easily. If you click on File in the upper left menu, you can open a new File Explorer Window or quickly navigate to Frequent Places - the folders and files you use most often. The Computer section helps you easily navigate to settings, properties, and network settings. In this section, the ribbon can quickly lead you to the program uninstallation process. The View tab turns the ribbon in a multi-purpose settings tool. Here, you can easily set whether you want to see file name extensions or show and hide particular folders.
Using quick access toolbar is quite easy. Once you are in File Explorer, you can find the quick access toolbar in the upper part of the File Explorer window. Depending on where you are. you can use the toolbar for different purposes. This is the easiest way to create a new folder or get to the Windows 10 properties.
You can customize the layout of File Explorer by clicking on the downward-facing arrow. There you can choose whether you want the quick access toolbar above or below the ribbon. Plus, you can change which shortcuts are available in this toolbar.
The Windows 10 File Explorer is a tool that has developed over decades. If you want to master it, knowing the most important File Explorer keyboard shortcuts is essential. The most important shortcut you need to know is pressing and holding the Windows button on your keyboard and pressing letter E. This will open the File Explorer, no matter where you are in Windows 10. Once you are in File Explorer, all you have to do is press Alt to see what keyboard shortcuts are available for which features of File Explorer. For example, when you press Alt + F, it will display the File menu. Here are some of the most popular keyboard shortcuts in File Explorer:
These are some of the most popular shortcuts. Of course, the full list is long as there are plenty of different combinations. Using File Explorer regularly with keyboard shortcuts to help you navigate more easily will help you become more accustomed to using them.
Clearing the recent history of files and folders you have opened in Windows 10 takes only a couple of simple steps.
That's it, your quick access file history is deleted! If you need more help using File Explorer, have a look at the official Microsoft support forums.
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