In Windows 10, File Explorer is able to show small previews for image and video files you have stored on your disk drive. To speed up this process, it uses a cache file hidden in the user profile directory. When a file is cached, File Explorer reuses the thumbnail from the cache to show it instantly. Some users have noticed that Windows 10 deletes the thumbnail cache automatically.
All Windows versions allow you to customize a specific folder's view to make it more suitable for the content in that folder. View changes are remembered by File Explorer/Windows Explorer or, all folders can be set globally to the same view via Folder Options. Sometimes, folder views get messed up in which case you might want to reset those customizations to clear out all the changes you made. In this article, we will see how to reset the folder view using Registry Editor for all folders at once 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 add a special context menu item, "Devices and Printers", to the Desktop in order to access this feature faster.
In Windows, you can hide specific drives visible in the This PC folder of File Explorer. This can be done with a Registry tweak. Today, we'll see how it can be done.
The Quick Access Toolbar was introduced to File Explorer in Windows 8 along with the Ribbon UI. Now it is part of Windows 10 too. Let's see how to move it below the Ribbon.
In this article, we will see how to delete information that File Explorer saves about of your past typed searches. There are three methods can be used. Let's review them.
In this article, we will see how to delete information that File Explorer saves about the files and folders you have browsed and the locations you have typed into the address bar of the app.
You can enable single click to open files and folders in File Explorer in Windows 10. By default, you need to click a file or a folder twice to open it. Here is how to change this behavior.
If you changed the appearance of the Preview pane and Details pane in File Explorer or it became invisible, you might want to reset it. In this article, we will see how it can be done.
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.