It is possible to make Windows remember your currently open folders in Explorer, so the next time you sign-in after a restart or logoff, the OS will restore opened folders automatically. In this article, we will see how it can be done.
The Navigation pane is a special area on the left of File Explorer which shows the folders and system places like This PC, Network, Libraries and so on. Here is how to hide this area if you find no use for it.
In Windows 8, Microsoft changed the look of the good old Explorer application completely. It got the Ribbon UI instead of the menu and a toolbar which is hard to disable. The status bar shows how many files and folders are in the opened folder and some brief information about the selected file. There are also tiny buttons to switch the view of a folder's contents. In this article, we will see how to enable or disable the status bar in File Explorer.
When you point towards a shortcut, a folder, or a file, you get a tooltip (also known as an infotip). While in general case I find them useful, there are a number of reason to disable them. For example, you need to capture a clean screenshot or watch a file list without a distraction. Here is how you can disable tooltips in Windows 10.
Devices and Printers is a special system folder which shows the important devices connected to your computer with fancy icons. This folder was first introduced in Windows 7. Windows 10 comes with this folder in the classic Control Panel.
You can enable the Preview pane in File Explorer in Windows 10 to show the contents of the selected file. The Preview Pane is a special area which can display a thumbnail preview of the selected file without having to open it with the associated app. There are several ways to enable it, which will be reviewed in this article.
When you select a file in File Explorer, it shows some properties in the Details pane like date, size and offline availability. When a program EXE or DLL is selected, it shows some other info. In this article, we will see how to make the Details pane of File Explorer in Windows 10 show more useful information and how it can be customized.
You can enable the Details Pane in File Explorer in Windows 10 to show useful properties about files and folders. The Details Pane is a special area which shows a lot of useful information about selected items. There are several ways to enable it, which will be reviewed in this article.
As you may know, File Explorer in Windows 10 runs with the least privileges - only enough permissions that apps need to run are granted by default. This security model was introduced in Windows Vista and is called User Account Control (UAC). As a result, you see a lot of UAC confirmations when trying to browse certain folders and modify files. If you need to operate with protected files, or files owned by another user account, it can be time saving to run File Explorer as Administrator.
In Windows 10, when the user is deleting a file or a folder, there is no confirmation prompt appearing on the screen. Instead, the File Explorer app directly sends the selected objects to the Recycle Bin. If you are not happy with this behavior, you can change it. Here is how it can be done.