Mon. Jan 18th, 2021

Windows File Explorer is capable of many other actions that you just don’t know. There are quite a few hidden settings in the File Explorer that you haven’t discovered yet. But this article is here for you to help discover those hidden things.

But first, get to know these shortcuts for Windows File explorer that will fasten your workflow.

  • Open the Windows Explorer Window using the short cut keys – Windows key + E
  • For switching to the parent folder in that hierarchy the keyboard shortcut is – Alt + Up arrow key
  • For toggling the preview pane – Alt + P
  • For opening the properties of the selected subject – Alt + Enter
  • For renaming the selected file – F2
  • For deleting the selection completely and directly without moving it to the Recycle Bin – Shift + Delete key

Open an ISO file:

In the previous versions of Windows, one needs to use third party applications for accessing the ISO formatted files, but with Windows 8 and the higher versions of Windows, the Windows explorer itself has got the ability to open the ISO files. All you have to do is when you have an ISO file in your PC, just right-click it in the Windows Explorer and then click on Mount.

Moving Files:

Unlike just moving files from location to location that you know, this is something new, that you can actually move files via the address bar. That is you can move files from the child folder to the parent folder just by dragging the selected files to the parent folder name in the address bar. That’s it just try this next time instead of the regular cut, copy and paste.

Send files to secret locations:

While pressing on the Shift key select the file or folder that you wish to send and on its context menu, navigate to the send to option where it will show the extra options to send the file or the folder where you don’t find them while you press send without selecting the file using Shift button.

These are a few unknown features of the Windows File Explorerthat will help you to become a Windows Explorer power user.