One of the strengths of File Explorer (in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1) and of Windows Explorer (in Windows 7) is the number of different ways the user can see the contents of their PC. Whether it is a bare-bones listing of file names or a view that shows graphics in large sized thumbnails, this app makes it easy for everyone to see the data in a form that best suits their content. Both File Explorer and Windows Explorer try to tailor the view automatically to the most prevalent type of files in a given folder. In this article, we show you how to browse File Explorer/Windows Explorer using all the available views and explain the differences between them so that you can be more productive when browsing the files on your Windows PC:
What desktop app do you use to burn your data to DVDs, CDs or Blu-Ray discs? If you are thinking Nero, Roxio, Power2Go or any other third party application for Windows, you might be interested to know that you also have a free option built right into your operating system. Both File Explorer and Windows Explorer have the ability to burn data to CD, DVD or Blu-ray discs. Stop downloading, installing or (shudder) paying for third-party software; instead, read on to learn how to use the built-in tools that are made available by Windows:
Most people are probably not aware of the fact that every file in your computer stores a set of information about its source, author and other important details, depending on its type, called metadata. So, you can say that metadata represents “data about data”. Windows allows you to add some metadata information or remove it. Of course you can use third-party apps for this job but you can easily do this in Windows. In this article we will show you how to add metadata to your pictures in the easiest way possible. Let’s go:
Windows 10 offers an easy way of changing the start location for File Explorer. However, it only gives you two starting locations to choose from: Quick access and This PC. But what if you want File Explorer to start in another location? What if you'd like your File Explorer to start in your OneDrive folder , your Dropbox folder, one of your Libraries or any other folder from your Windows 10 computer or device? Unfortunately, there is no easy way to do that in Windows 10. Because of that, we started to scour for possible solutions. In the end, we managed to find one hack that works well. Read on to learn how you can set Windows 10's File Explorer to start in any location you want:
Have you encountered the problem in which you can no longer drag and drop files and folders in Windows Explorer (if you are using Windows 7) or File Explorer (if you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8.1)? You can click and right click on files and folders, you can select files and folders, but you can’t drag and drop them anymore. We’ve encountered this issue ourselves and after searching for many possible solutions, we’ve found one which should work in most cases. Here’s how to restore the drag and drop feature in a couple of seconds:
One of our readers has asked us whether we know how to change the icon of any folder in Windows. Luckily we do and, in order to help him out, as well as other Windows users, we decided to publish this guide. It applies to any version of Windows and you can use it to change the icon of any folder. Let’s get started:
Very few people are aware that for each file stored on your computer there is a set of metadata associated with it, that gives information about its source, author and other important details, depending on its type. In this article I am going to discuss metadata, what it is and how it can be used. Then, I will cover how to add, remove and maintain metadata for your files. The procedures apply to any version of Windows.
Have you ever thought about making the File Explorer in Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 look and work more like the Windows Explorer from Windows 7? If only you could remove its ribbon and get rid of all those large buttons shown on it… Some users want that and today we have good news for you: there is a very simple solution for it, called Ribbon Disabler. It’s a free tool developed by the guys at Winaero and, in this guide we’ll show you what it does, where to get it and how to use it to disable the ribbon:
File Explorer is one of the most used apps from Windows 10. Whether you need to copy or move files, or delete some, there’s always one thing you need to do first: open the File Explorer. So, we thought it would be a very good idea to write this roundup article, which contains all the ways in which you can open File Explorer in Windows 10. They involve every thing from search, to keyboard shortcuts, to using speech and so on. Let’s get started :
One of the things almost everybody uses in Windows is the Recycle Bin. And with good reason. It is very easy to throw something away and then find out you did need it after all. So here is a tutorial on how the Recycle Bin works. First, we will explain what the Recycle Bin is and where you can find it. Then, we will sh ow you h ow to delete files, how to restore them and, at the end, we’ll show you how to configure the Recycle Bin so that it works as you want it to, no matter whether you use Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.