In Windows 10, you can edit advanced file properties, e.g. media tags for common media file formats, file metadata, extended image information, etc, without using third-party apps. In this article, we will see how to add, modify, or remove extended file properties with File Explorer.
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. You can make it automatically expand to the open folder, so it will show the full directory tree.
As you may already know, Microsoft recently released Build 18342 of Windows 10. This build is a pre-release version of the next Windows 10 version, currently known as version 1903, April 2019 Update, or 19H1. It adds the ability to create and rename a file those name starts with a dot.
File Explorer is the default file management application which comes bundled with every modern version of Windows. It allows the user to perform all basic file operations like copy, move, delete, rename and so on. Windows 10 Build 18298 introduces a new File Explorer icon.
File Explorer is the default file management app which is bundled with Windows starting with Windows 95. Besides file management operations, Explorer.exe also implements the shell - the Desktop, taskbar, desktop icons and also the Start menu are parts of the Explorer app. Starting in Windows 10 Build 18282, there is a new feature in File Explorer - Conversational Date Format.
File Explorer is the default file management app which is bundled with Windows starting with Windows 95. Besides file management operations, Explorer.exe also implements the shell - the Desktop, taskbar, desktop icons and also the Start menu are parts of the Explorer app.
Folder Options is a special dialog that allows changing settings and preferences for the built-in file manager of Windows 10. The dialog includes three tabs General, View, and Search. The changes you made here can be applied to all folders.
In Windows 10, you can assign a picture to a folder. That picture will appear on the folder's icon instead of the default thumbnail preview of contents of the folder. Here is how it can be done.
The built-in file management tool, File Explorer, comes with a useful Auto Suggestions feature. When enabled, it automatically shows the suggested text that matches the letters you type in the Run dialog, in the address bar and in Open and Save dialogs of apps. It allows you to speed up your work and save your time. Auto Suggestions can be enabled or disabled in File Explorer with a simple Registry tweak in all modern operating systems including Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.
The Customize tab of the file properties dialog in File Explorer can be used to view and change folder template and the icon for a folder. By default, the Customize tab is not visible in the Folder Properties dialog for the Desktop folder, so you cannot customize it. Here is how to add it there.