Windows Explorer Shortcuts

by Nirmala 2012-06-07 16:51:05

Windows Explorer Shortcuts
Here are handy shortcuts built into Windows Explorer which may have similar features in other programs too.

· Alt+Up will navigate up one folder level since the up arrow on the menu bar was removed in Windows Vista.

· Shift+F10 opens the contextual or “right click” menu for a file/folder. This can be very handy for speed especially if you know which option you want to select. Look for an underlined letter in each option to know which letter you can press for faster access.

· Shift+Del deletes a file without sending it to the recycle bin because who wants to empty their recycle bin anyway?

· Ctrl+Shift+N creates a new folder in your current directory.

· Alt+Enter opens the file properties so you can view file size, sharing settings, and creation date.

· F2 renames a file or folder.

· F3 will open explorer and select the search bar. If you already have an explorer window open it will highlight the search bar. In some programs it will also open the search dialog to search within that program.

· F6 cycles objects in the current window. In explorer this will cycle between the location bar, options bar, left pane, and right pane. It also works with varying success in other programs.

· F10 toggles the file menu in explorer.

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