“Little” File Explorer Tricks for You

By | December 8, 2020
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“Little” File Explorer Tricks for You

Here are some “little” Windows 10 File Explorer tricks we hope you’ll find useful.

Switch between icon view and list view

Did you know you can switch between “Icon view” and “List view” just by clicking an icon?

Here is File Explorer in “List view”. You can switch to “Icon view” just by clicking this icon in the bottom left corner see?

Windows 10 File Explorer Tricks - Cloudeight

And now File Explorer’s in “Icon view”. And if you want to go back to list view just click this icon in the bottom right corner. See?

Windows 10 File Explorer Tricks - Cloudeight

Move or copy files with File Explorer

You can copy or move one or more selected files to any other location on your PC, external drive, USB flash drive, etc. It’s easy. Just select your file(s) and click the “Move to” or “Copy to” buttons in the File Explorer ribbon. Or if you prefer you can add “Move to” and “Copy to” to your Windows 10 Right-click menu by following our tip here.

Windows 10 File Explorer Tricks - Cloudeight

How to show or hide the File Explorer ribbon

And speaking of the File Explorer ribbon. Sometimes you feel like a ribbon and sometimes you don’t. Hiding the File Explorer ribbon is quick and easy and doing so allows you to see more files and folders in the same amount of space.  To hide the File Explorer ribbon, click the little up arrow icon in the top right corner. See?

Windows 10 File Explorer Tricks - Cloudeight

And to bring the File Explorer ribbon back again, just click the little down arrow icon located in the top right corner of File Explorer. See?

Windows 10 File Explorer Tricks - Cloudeight

We hope you find these “little” File Explorer tips useful!

2 thoughts on ““Little” File Explorer Tricks for You

  1. JoninOz

    Hi TC & Darcy,
    I like the ‘Little’ File Explorer tips, but one thing for sure is that I will never change
    from the ‘Copy to – Move to – ‘ tip from you many, many years ago,
    Thank You for all that you do.

    Reply
  2. Sherry

    I turned on my computer this morning, as usual. There had been a windows update. When I went to my Outlook program, I found that when I tried to print out an email it printed in a tiny font. i’ve worked for more than 6 hours trying to bring it back to printing in normal font and can’t find a way.

    Reply

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