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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.

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) are saved to your...

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 operating system You...

How to change user folder locations in Windows 10 (Documents, Downloads, etc.)

Have you heard the term “user folders,” and did you wonder what these folders are Do you know where to find them on your Windows 10 computer or device In this article, we explain what user folders such as Downloads, Documents, or Music are Then, we’re also going to show you how...

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 directly from File...

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 Explorer to do all the 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 see data in the...

How to set up and add Google Drive to File Explorer

If you use Windows 10, 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 10 computer or device However, this doesn't happen with Google Drive, at least not by...

The Quick Access Toolbar in Windows 10: All you need to know

  With all the tabs and buttons available in File Explorer, the Quick Access Toolbar in Windows 10 is surely overlooked by many users That is a shame because the feature is subtle, practical, and easy-to-use, which are not words I often use when it comes to Windows 10...

How to make Windows 10’s File Explorer show thumbnails for all media files

File Explorer normally shows thumbnail previews for all kinds of files, like AVI, MKV, and even FLV video files However, on some systems that have special configurations, as well as in older versions of Windows 10, File Explorer might be unable to display thumbnails for some media...

4 ways to pin items to Quick access in File Explorer

When you start File Explorer, it displays the Quick access location, listing the folders you use the most and the files you recently opened in Windows 10 This list is dynamic and gets updated as different items are used, to respond to your ever-changing needs On top of that, you can...

How to search in Windows 10 with File Explorer

Did you know you can use File Explorer to search for files and folders in Windows 10 Well, you can, and there's more to it than that: the Search built into File Explorer even comes with its Search Tools on the ribbon, providing surprisingly advanced search features and options Read...

How to enable the File Explorer Dark Theme in Windows 10

Did you know Microsoft created a File Explorer Dark Theme in Windows 10 If you're tired of bright windows when you browse the files on your PC at night, you can opt to enable the File Explorer Dark Mode However, when you apply this dramatic theme to File Explorer, other Windows 10...

3 ways to enable the Windows 10 libraries

The Windows 10 libraries are virtual collections of folders on your system Microsoft did not enable the libraries in Windows 10 by default, although many users consider them a must-have when it comes to finding and organizing files This tutorial illustrates three ways to enable the...

How to sort, group, and filter files & folders in Windows 10’s File Explorer

It's important to know how to sort, group, and filter files and folders in Windows 10, especially if you work with a lot of them No matter how hard you try to organize everything, it may be difficult at times to find a specific item or set of items That's why File Explorer includes...

How to select multiple files on Windows

It's essential to know how to select multiple files and folders on your Windows computer or device Regardless of what you want to do with the highlighted items afterward (copy, move, delete, rename, etc), it's faster to use your mouse, keyboard, or touchscreen to select the files...

How to change a folder’s view template in Windows 10’s File Explorer

In Windows 10, you can use one of the five built-in view templates to have File Explorer display a folder's contents just the way you like them This helps you optimize the way you see the files stored in that folder for increased efficiency and can also reduce the time it takes to...