List of File Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

In this article I will show list all the most helpful keyboard shortcuts to navigate and operate the desktop and apps.

List of File Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

One of the easiest and most commonly used method in accessing different sections and features in any Windows operating system version is by using keyboard shortcut combinations. Most of these shortcuts involve special keys like “CTRL”, “Shift” and the “Windows key”. It can be overwhelming to memorize all the keyboard shortcuts. However, you do not need to learn every shortcut available on Windows. To work efficiently with Explorer, make use of these keyboard shortcuts. Because that will help you navigate quickly between folders and their settings.

List of the Most Useful Shortcuts for File Explorer.

End: Display the bottom of the active window

Home: Display the top of the active window

Windows key + E: Open File Explorer.

ALT + Left arrow key: View the previous folder.

ALT + Right arrow key: View the next folder.

Alt+Up arrow: View the folder that the folder was in.

F2: Edit Item. Select name excluding file extension.

Alt+Enter: Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item.

Alt + P: Show or Hide the preview panel.

Shift + Delete: Delete the selected item permanently, skipping Recycle Bin.

Ctrl+W: Close the current window.

Ctrl+N : Open a new window.

Ctrl + Shift + N: Create a new folder.

F11: Maximize or minimize the active window.

Ctrl+E: Select the search box

Ctrl+F: Start search.

Ctrl+mouse scroll wheel: Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons

Ctrl+Shift+E: Display all folders above the selected folder.


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