File Explorer, formerly known as Windows Explorer in earlier Windows versions, is the default file management application in Windows for a long time. It has evolved a lot over time to acquire many different features for file management. Windows 10 ships with mostly the same version of Explorer as Windows 8 except for a few changes like Quick Access replacing Favorites. Now, new information has been revealed on Twitter from a Microsoft employee's account which indicates that with the upcoming Redstone update, Microsoft is going to revamp this app to make it a Universal Windows Platform (UWP)/Metro app.
With the recently released version 0.5 of Winaero Tweaker, you can customize folders present inside This PC/Computer location of Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7. With the help of my app, you can also remove any of the predefined folders like Desktop, Videos, Pictures etc or place any custom folder there. Let's see how this feature works.
Every time you create a new shortcut, Windows 10 appends the "- Shortcut" text to its name. e.g. the shortcut for totalcmd.exe becomes named "totalcmd.exe - Shortcut". It is possible to disable the "- Shortcut" suffix for any shortcuts you create after disabling it. Let's see how it can be done.
Having the command "Advanced Security" in the context menu of File Explorer is a useful option when you need to change file system permissions on a file or a folder. By default, it does not exist in Windows 10, so the user has to click numerous dialogs to get to the Advanced Security dialog, including first opening the file or folder's Properties. Here is how to save your time and add the Advanced Security command directly to context menu in Windows 10.
Previously, we covered how to rename multiple files in File Explorer without using third party tools. Today, I would like to share one more renaming related tip. In this article, we will see how to rename files consecutively using the Tab key in File Explorer.
In Windows 10, Microsoft removed the widely used Recent places option from the navigation pane of File Explorer. Instead, it has the "Recent files" and "Frequent folders" groups inside the Quick Access folder. Many users who used Recent places found this change inconvenient, because your recently opened folders were just one click away. Today we will see how to add Recent places to the left pane of File Explorer in Windows 10.
In Windows 10, the default file management app, File Explorer has the ability to show your files and folders at several different sizes and views. These sizes include Extra Large icons, Large icons, Medium icons, List, Details, Tiles and Content view. To switch between views, you can use hotkeys, or the appropriate Ribbon command. In this article, we will review another method, which is very fancy and fast.
By default, Windows shows drive letters AFTER the drive labels (names) in the This PC / Computer folder. The user can prevent drive letters from being shown using Folder Options, however, there is no option to show them before the drive's name. For many users, having drive letters in front of the drive label can be a more convenient option. Let's see how to show drive letters before drive names in 'This PC'.
Libraries were introduced in Windows 7 and are incredibly useful to organize and aggregate files from several different folders and show them under a single, unified view. The user can customize that view according to his personal preferences, i.e. change the icon size, apply grouping and choose columns for the Details view. Once you have made changes to the default view, you might want to revert your changes back to the default view. Here is an easy way to do it quickly.
In Windows 10, File Explorer opens at the Quick Access folder by default. With build 9926, it is possible to change the File Explorer behavior and set it to Open This PC instead of Quick Access. Here is how.