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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.

Screenshots

Where are screenshots saved? Change their location in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 11.01.2021
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 clipboard or in...
File Explorer

How to restore Downloads and other user folders in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 15.12.2020
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...
File Explorer

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

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 30.11.2020
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...
File Explorer

How to run commands from File Explorer in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 18.11.2020
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...
File Explorer

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

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.11.2020
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 Explorer

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

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 02.11.2020
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...
File Explorer

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

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 15.10.2020
  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. Brilliant...
File Explorer

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

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 14.10.2020
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 files. However, with...
File Explorer

4 ways to pin items to Quick access in File Explorer

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 05.10.2020
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...
File Explorer

How to search in Windows 10 with File Explorer

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 22.09.2020
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...
File Explorer

How to enable the File Explorer Dark Theme in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 18.09.2020
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...
File Explorer

3 ways to enable the Windows 10 libraries

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 16.09.2020
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 Windows 10 libraries and...
Mouse pointer

How to select multiple files on Windows

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 07.08.2020
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 and/or folders you...
File Explorer

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

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 05.08.2020
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...
Icons

How to change a folder icon in Windows 10 in 3 easy steps

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 04.08.2020
Changing a folder icon in Windows 10 can help you identify and locate it faster, allowing you to customize each folder according to your style. Not to mention, it breaks up the monotony of yellow folder icons on your Windows 10 computer or device. Change one folder's icon to make...
Mouse pointer

5 ways to double-click with a single click in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 02.06.2020
Are you tired of opening files and folders in Windows by double-clicking or double-tapping on them? Do you want to open them like you do on your smartphone, with a click or a tap? You can do that if you change a particular setting in Windows. In this guide, we...
Recycle Bin

5 ways to recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 28.05.2020
In Windows 10, it's easy to recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin and restore them to their original location. If you removed something deliberately or accidentally from your PC and need it back later, there are five ways to recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin in Windows 10....