Here's how to disable the '- Shortcut' text addition for new shortcuts in Windows 11. When you create a new shortcut, the OS names as it 'app name - shortcut', so many users rename shortcut to remove the added suffix. Instead, you can simply disable it and save your time.
How to Pin Recent Items to Quick Access in Windows 10
Windows 10 does not come with the Recent places option in the navigation pane of File Explorer like Windows 8 or Windows 7. Instead, it has the "Recent files" group inside the Quick Access folder. This is not at all convenient for users who were used to accessing Recent items with one click from the navigation pane. You can get nearly the same functionality by pinning the Recent items to Quick Access, so you will be able to access it faster.
How to Pin Recent Folders to Quick Access in Windows 10
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 pin Recent places to Quick Access in Windows 10 File Explorer. Continue reading
Restore Classic Search Box Behavior for File Explorer in Windows 10 version 1909 with Syntax Highlight, Deleting Items
With a recently released update KB4532695, Microsoft tried to resolve several issues that made their first appearance with the public release of Windows 10 version 1909 'November 2019 Update'. After installing the patch the search is finally usable, but its behavior is ridiculously different from the classic Search box of File Explorer in OS versions prior to 1909. Continue reading
How to Change the View Template for a Drive, Folder, or Library in Windows 10
If you use File Explorer, you may already know that it has a nice feature to customize each folder's view setting. In Windows 10 it has five folder templates - General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos. This adds more flexibility to view your personal data. Here's how to change the folder template for a folder, drive, or library in Windows 10.
How to Copy Path in File Explorer in Windows 10
In this article, I would like to share a number of methods you can use to copy the full path to a file or folder in Windows 10 File Explorer. While it is a trivial task, there are a few tidbits you will definitely find interesting and useful. Continue reading
How to Show Full Path in Address Bar in File Explorer in Windows 10
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. By default, File Explorer only shows a part of an open folder in the address bar, hiding the rest of the path behind breadcrumbs. You can make it show the full path to the current folder. Continue reading
How to Reset Navigation Pane Expanded State in File Explorer in Windows 10
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. The expanded state for the folders is saved to the registry. The next time you run the File Explorer app, it will automatically set the directory tree to the last expanded state. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading