Windows 10 File Explorer Shortcut Keys Download PDF

Windows 10 File Explorer Shortcut keys

The document Explorer application, previously called windows Explorer, has been a middle detail of the working device for decades. Like maximum of the various portions of the working gadget, it’s been given a noticeable overhaul in home windows 10. There are plenty of latest gear to get acclimated to, even though the simple format and functionality might be acquainted to every person who has used windows XP or later. here’s a short manual on some of the finer points of the brand new record Explorer.

Windows 10 File Explorer Shortcut Keys

Win+E – Open Explorer
Alt+F – then NDuplicate Explorer Window via File, New Window
Ctrl+QQuit/ – close Windows Explorer
Alt+D, – then Tab (forward) orAlt+Tab  – (backwards)Set baseline to Address Bar. Then navigate between (1) Address Bar, (2) Ribbon (3) Left Navigation Pane, (4) Folder Content Pane (Main Content Window), and (5) Sort Bar of Content Pane if present. –
F5 – Refresh Explorer Window
Shift+F11 – Toggle Full Screen
Alt+D – then type Variables below and press Enter
%SystemDrive% or %HomeDrive%Typically C:\
%WinDir% or %SystemRoot%Typically C:\Windows
%HomePath%Typically C:\Users\UserName
%AppData%Typically C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming
%LocalAppData%Typically C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local
%Temp% or %Tmp%Typcially C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp
%Public%Typically C:\Users\Public
%ProgramFiles%Typically C:\ProgramFiles
%CommonProgramFiles%Typically C:\Program Files\Common Files
%AllUserProfile%Typically C:\ProgramData
%OneDrive%Typcially C:\Users\UserName\OneDrive

You may want to add a custom location to the Explorer Addressbar. Assume you have your favorite applications in your u:\apps drive. Do the following.
1. Open System Properties via Win+Pause/Break key.
2. Select ‘Advanced System Settings
3. In the ‘Advanced’ Tab (3rd Tab on the Top), select ‘Environemnt Variables’ at the bottom
4. Select ‘New’. Set Variable name to e.g. ‘apps’, variable value e.g. ‘u:\apps’.
5. Click ‘ok’
6. Test in File Explorer via %apps%

Esc – Cancel Search
Alt+D – , then 2x TabJump/ focus Navigation Pane
Arrow Up/Arrow DownOne – item up/ down
Page Up/ – Page DownOne page up/ down
Home/End – Go to first itme/ last item
Ctrl+Arrow – Up/Arrow DownScroll directory tree up/ down without changing focus
Arrow Left/ Right – Arrow on tree parentOpen/ close directory tree
Shift+Arrow Left – Change to parent element in tree when in sub-element
Alt+H – then Select all items via Home, Select All
Arrow Up/Arrow DownOne – item up/ down
Page Up/Page – DownOne page up/ down
Home/EndGo – to first itme/ last item
Ctrl+Arrow – Up/Arrow DownScroll directory tree up/ down without changing focus
Shift+Arrow – Up/Arrow DownSelect multiple (adjacent) items
Alt+Arrow – Left/Arrow RightGo to previous/ next location
Alt+Up – Arrrow Up one level. There is no down one level, but you may use
Alt+left – to go to previous location
Alt+Enter –  on item Show properties of file or folder
Shift+F10 –  on item Open context menu of file or folder
Ctrl+Shift+N – Create new folder
Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V – Copy, cut, paste
Ctrl+Z – Undo an action –
Ctrl+Y – Redo an action
Delete – Delete an item and place it into the Recycle Bin
Shift+Delete – Delete an item permanently without placing it into the Recycle Bin
F2 – Edit Item. Select name excluding file extension
Alt+D – then 3x TabJump/ focus Folder Content Pane
Ctrl+Shift+1 – Change View to Extra Large Icons
Ctrl+Shift+2 – Change View to Large Icons
Ctrl+Shift+3 – Change View to Medium Icons
Ctrl+Shift+4 – Change View to Small Icons
Ctrl+Shift+5 – Change View to List View
Ctrl+Shift+6 – Change View to Details View
Ctrl+Shift+7 – Change View to Tiles View
Ctrl+Shift+8 – Change View to Content View

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