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How to use File Explorer from Windows 10, or Windows Explorer from Windows 7. How to manage files, folders, libraries, and other items.

How to see all the hidden files on a Windows computer

By default, both Windows 10 and Windows 11 hide many files and folders from your view. First of all, they hide any items you’ve set as hidden and those set as hidden by other user accounts, certain apps you installed, and the operating system itself. Second, Windows also hides from...

How to unhide files and folders in Windows

Hiding important files or folders on your Windows PC can be useful if you want to keep them relatively safe. However, there comes a point when you’ll probably want to unhide those files and/or folders. Fortunately, you can do it just as easily as hiding them. Whatever your reasons...

How to unzip files on Windows (with built-in tools)

If you work with ZIP file archives, it’s useful to know how to unzip files on Windows 10 and Windows 11. The good news is that both operating systems support ZIP files by default, so you don’t need third-party apps to extract them on your PC. Whether it’s work documents from a...

How to hide files and folders in Windows

If you have some files and folders that you want to keep safe from prying eyes, you might want to hide them so others can’t access them easily. Luckily, Windows allows you to hide all kinds of items, using only built-in tools like File Explorer or commands run in...

How to create a ZIP file on Windows (with built-in tools)

Are you wondering how to zip a file in Windows 10 or Windows 11? While ZIP files have been around since 1989, you had to install a third-party app in Windows to work with files that have the “.zip” extension for the first ten years. However, starting with 1998, Windows included...

How to open File Explorer and Windows Explorer: 12 ways

File Explorer is one of the most used apps in Windows 11 and Windows 10, just like Windows Explorer is one of the most used tools in Windows 7. Whether you need to open, copy, delete, or move files, there is always one thing that you have to do first, and that is to...

The Recycle Bin in Windows 10 and Windows 11

Regardless of your operating system, using the Recycle Bin in Windows 10 or Windows 11 is unavoidable. If you remove something either on purpose or by accident from your Windows computer or device, you can easily get it back from the Recycle Bin. This tutorial...

5 ways to create a new folder in Windows

All Windows operating systems, including Windows 11 and Windows 10, rely on using folders and files for structure. So knowing how to create a new folder in Windows when you need one is one of the most basic and important things to master. But do you know how many ways there are to...

How to add Google Drive to File Explorer

If you’re using Windows, you know that it adds a separate and distinct shortcut for OneDrive to File Explorer, one that you can't remove. The same happens with Dropbox if you install it on your Windows computer or device. However, this doesn't happen with...

Fix problem: Drag and drop not working in Windows

Have you encountered the problem in which you can no longer drag and drop files and folders in Windows 10 or Windows 11? 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...

How to create multiple folders at once

Are you wondering how to create multiple folders in Windows 10 or Windows 7? That can be very useful if you’re a teacher, for instance. Say that you have a dozen students in a class, and you need to make a folder for each of them on your Windows PC. Sure, you can manually create a...

5 ways to upload files to Google Drive

Are you a fan of Google’s services, especially Google Drive? Why wouldn’t you be, considering that it’s one of the best cloud storage solutions out there? However, if you didn’t have the chance to use it until now, you might be wondering how it works. Do you know how...

Where are screenshots saved? Change their location in Windows 10

To answer questions like “Where are my screenshots in Windows 10?” or “Where do print screens go on Windows 10?”, you must first understand there are several ways to take screenshots on your computer or device. Screenshots (also called print screens by some)...

How to restore Downloads and other user folders in Windows 10

Windows 10 allows you to change the location of your user folders and move them to anywhere you want. For example, you might have moved the Downloads folder from its default location on your C: drive to another partition or drive to keep it separate from your...

How to run commands from File Explorer in Windows 10

File Explorer is one of the core apps of Windows 10. It is the place you go to when you need to manage your files and folders. However, File Explorer also has some other hidden capabilities. One spectacular feature is the fact that Windows 10 lets you run commands...

How to connect to an FTP server in Windows 10, from File Explorer

Did you know that Windows 10 includes a built-in FTP client? It might come as a surprise, but we’re talking about File Explorer! One of the lesser-known features available in File Explorer is that it can handle connections to FTP servers. You can use File...

How to use the File Explorer views in Windows 10 like a pro

One of the strengths of File Explorer is the number of different ways you can view the content of a folder on your Windows 10 PC. Whether it is a bare-bones listing of file names or a view that shows graphics in large-sized thumbnails, File Explorer makes it easy to...