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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 open File Explorer in Windows (12 ways)

How to open File Explorer in Windows (12 ways)

File Explorer is one of the most used apps in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Whether you need to open, copy, delete, or move files, there is always one thing you have to do first: open the File Explorer. So, I thought it would be an excellent idea to write this roundup article, showing all the ways to open File Explorer in Windows 10 and
4 tools to lock and password-protect folders in Windows

4 tools to lock and password-protect folders in Windows

It would be great to see Microsoft release a Windows version that allows users to password-protect specific folders that contain sensitive data. However, until that happens, if you want to protect your folders, you must use software created by other companies. Although there are many such apps, they aren’t all friendly to use, and most are also dodgy. I did some research and tested more
How to unzip files in Windows (with built-in tools)

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

If you work with 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. Moreover, Windows 11 also has native reading support for many other archive file formats besides ZIP, including RAR and 7z.
How to make a ZIP file in Windows (with built-in tools)

How to make a ZIP file in 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 in 1998, Windows included the ability to create a ZIP file as a standard feature. If you want
How to select multiple files in Windows

How to select multiple files in Windows

A key skill for working efficiently on a Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer is being able to select multiple files and folders at once. This allows you to perform various actions on them, such as copying, moving, deleting, or renaming. Instead of managing them one by one, it’s faster to use your mouse, keyboard, or touchscreen to select the files and/or folders you need
How to pin a folder to the taskbar in Windows

How to pin a folder to the taskbar in Windows

In Windows, it’s easy to pin your apps and programs to the taskbar. However, it’s not as simple to pin folders and add shortcuts on the taskbar for the folders you use the most. While there is a way to pin folders to the taskbar, I suspect many users will have lots of trouble figuring it out. If you don’t want to search for an
How to use the Gallery in Windows 11’s File Explorer

How to use the Gallery in Windows 11’s File Explorer

If you’re using Windows 11 on your computers and you’re storing photos on your PCs, you might be interested in the new Gallery from Windows 11. This is a feature that Microsoft has introduced in File Explorer recently, which now offers a convenient way to access and manage your photo collection without having to open a separate app like Photos. In this article, I’ll show
How to count files in a folder with PowerShell, CMD, or File Explorer

How to count files in a folder with PowerShell, CMD, or File Explorer

Sometimes, you need to know exactly how many files or folders are stored inside a certain folder. Whether for work or your own statistics, if you have a Windows device, there are quite a few ways to find this information. So, if you’ve ever wondered how to count the number of files in a directory, read on. Here are four methods to count the items
Make File Explorer open to OneDrive, Dropbox, or another folder

Make File Explorer open to OneDrive, Dropbox, or another folder

If you’re using a Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer, you may want to know how to open OneDrive in File Explorer as soon as you start the latter app. Furthermore, maybe you’re using another cloud storage solution, such as Dropbox or iCloud, and you want File Explorer to open to that folder. Or why not, maybe you want File Explorer to start in any
How to export a folder tree to a file (including Excel)

How to export a folder tree to a file (including Excel)

Did you ever need to export the entire directory tree from a particular folder? Did you need to get a text or Excel document that lists all the files and folders inside a specific folder from your computer in a hierarchical structure? I needed this when trying to create a document that was supposed to be a summary of all the Word documents and Excel
How to open an unknown file on Android

How to open an unknown file on Android

Did you ever find yourself in a situation where your Android smartphone can’t open a file that you downloaded from the internet or received in an email? Does it have a file extension that you’ve never seen before? Is it an unknown file, and you have no app to handle it? Would you like to know how to open unknown files on your Android? Then
Where are screenshots saved in Windows? Change their location

Where are screenshots saved in Windows? Change their location

To answer questions like “Where do screenshots go on Windows 10?” or “Where are screenshots saved in Windows 11?”, you must first understand there are several ways to take screenshots on your computer or device. Screenshots (also called print screens or snips by some) are saved to your clipboard or in a default location. Fortunately, you can easily change the Windows screenshot folder. If you
How to view your shared folders in Windows (3 ways)

How to view your shared folders in Windows (3 ways)

Are you looking for an answer to the question: “Where can I see all the folders shared on my Windows computer or device?”. We thought it was a really good question, and we decided to answer it. There are three different alternatives to view your Windows shared folders: one using File Explorer, one using Computer Management, and one using the command line (Terminal, Command Prompt,
How to delete files in Windows (permanently or temporarily)

How to delete files in Windows (permanently or temporarily)

Whether it’s work-related documents and presentations or personal pictures and files, when you run out of space on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer or device, you must delete some of them. We all delete files regularly, and yet, not many of us know how the process works or that there is more than one way to delete files. If you want to find
How to turn off SmartScreen in Windows

How to turn off SmartScreen in Windows

The SmartScreen filter, Windows SmartScreen, or the Windows Defender SmartScreen are the same protection feature, with different names, depending on the Windows version you’re using. While it helps protect your computer from malicious files, apps, and websites, some users consider it annoying and want to disable it. If you want to turn off the SmartScreen filter, here’s how it’s done: IMPORTANT NOTE: Disabling this
How to open an unknown file in Windows

How to open an unknown file in Windows

We all encountered files with uncommon extensions from time to time. Of course, many of us know about .docx files, .pdf files, .mp3 files, or .iso files. However, have you heard about the .eps file extension? How about .dng or .eps? What do you do if you have to open such files? In this article, I’ll show you how to deal with unknown file types,
What is the SmartScreen filter, and how does it work?

What is the SmartScreen filter, and how does it work?

If you use Microsoft Edge in Windows 11 or Windows 10, you may have encountered the SmartScreen filter or the Windows Defender SmartScreen. This is a feature found in all modern Windows operating systems. Its purpose is to steer you away from malicious and dangerous websites and files that you find online. It is a useful feature that enhances your safety, and you should always