Articles tagged: Windows File Explorer


Tip of the Day: Use Checkboxes to Select Files

Copying a File

Tip of the Day: Move Versus Copy

Windows File Explorer

Tip of the Day: Windows File Explorer

File Explorer Views

Tip of the Day: File Explorer Views


Tip of the Day: Play with Properties

Pin to the QuickAccess area

Tip of the Day: Pin a Folder to Quick Access

Preview pane

Tip of the Day: Preview Files Without Leaving Windows File Explorer

Copy as Path option

Tip of the Day: “Copy as Path”

Windows File Explorer

What Do I Do About Windows File Explorer Crashing?

Windows Explorer is the workhorse behind the Windows user interface. I’ll cover what to look for when it crashes.

Show Icons or Thumbnails

Tip of the Day: Icons or Thumbnails?

Windows File Explorer

Windows File Explorer Settings: the Setting You Should Change Right Now

Windows File Explorer tries to help by hiding some information. Unfortunately, that opens a hole hackers can use to fool you.

Windows File Explorer

Tip of the Day: File Explorer Display Options

Animation of auto-sizeing File Explorer columns

Tip of the Day: Autosize File Explorer Columns to Fit

Hide extensions for known file types

How to Get File Explorer to Display Details by Default

Windows File Explorer defaults to a simple view of files on your machine that isn’t secure. Changes these settings as soon as you can.

Explorer Details View

Tip of the Day: Explorer Can Show So Much More

File Properties displayed in File Explorer

Tip Of The Day: Three Useful Windows File Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

Multiple Directory Listings Pointing to the Same File

Why Is the Same File in Two or More Places on My Machine?

What appears to be multiple copies of the same file may be something else: one file simply appearing in more than one place.

File Explorer open to This PC

Tip of the Day: Rename “This PC”

“This PC” is clear, but generic. If you regularly use multiple computers, it can be handy to change it to something more helpful.

Default File Explorer

Tip of the Day: Clean Up File Explorer Quick Access

By default, Windows File Explorer opens to “Quick access”. Not everyone uses, or even likes, “Quick access”.

Pinned drive on the Start menu

Tip of the Day: Pin a Folder to the Start Menu

The new Windows Start menu has given one of my oldest questions an easy answer.

File Open with Thumbnails

Tip of the Day: Icons or Thumbnails?