Tag Archives: File Explorer

Disable Align Desktop Icons to Grid in Windows 10

Disable Align Desktop Icons to Grid in Windows 10

Your Desktop is a special folder which shows your background wallpaper that you have chosen and your files, folders, documents, shortcuts and all such items you have stored. It appears every time you sign in to Windows. In this article, will we learn how to disable the Align Desktop Icons to Grid feature for your user account in Windows 10.

Enable Icons Auto Arrange on Desktop in Windows 10

Enable Icons Auto Arrange on Desktop in Windows 10

Your Desktop is a special folder which shows your background wallpaper that you have chosen and your files, folders, documents, shortcuts and all such items you have stored. It appears every time you sign in to Windows. In this article, will we learn how to disable the auto arrange desktop icons feature for your user account in Windows 10.

Add Open In New Process Context Menu in Windows 10

Add Open In New Process Context Menu in Windows 10

You can add Open In New Process to the context menu in Windows 10. This will allow you to open a folder in a separate Explorer.exe process. This can be useful in a number of situations. Here is how it can be done.

Size All Columns To Fit In File Explorer In Windows 10

Size All Columns To Fit In File Explorer In Windows 10

If you are using the Details view for files and folders in File Explorer, you can change the width of all columns to fit their contents. This will improve your productivity and save a lot of time when you have to deal with columns and tables.

Windows 10 Redstone will get an updated File Explorer

Windows 10 Redstone will get an updated File Explorer

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.

Customize This PC folders with Winaero Tweaker in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

Customize This PC folders with Winaero Tweaker in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

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.

How to disable “- Shortcut” text for shortcuts in Windows 10

How to disable “- Shortcut” text for shortcuts in Windows 10

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.

How to add Advanced Security to context menu in Windows 10

How to add Advanced Security to context menu in Windows 10

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.

Rename files consecutively with Tab key in File Explorer

Rename files consecutively with Tab key in File Explorer

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.

Recent places – add to the left pane in Windows 10 File Explorer

Recent places – add to the left pane in Windows 10 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.