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50 Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

Were you eagerly waiting for me to list down Windows Explorer Shortcuts? Knowing the right Windows Explorer Shortcuts is the fastest way to double up your productivity. Windows Explorer has now been renamed File Explorer. This update was initiated from Windows 8.

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File Explorer is where you will find, manage, and explore files, making it as comfortable an experience as possible. Learning any keyboard shortcut is like learning a new foreign language. Just as you don’t try to learn the entire language at once, the same applies to keyboard shortcuts. You learn them in small parts. Below is the list of Windows Explorer shortcuts. You can even download the list of Windows Explorer Shortcuts in PDF form.

Most used Windows Explorer Shortcuts

Action Windows Explorer Shortcuts
Copy Ctrl + C
Paste Ctrl + V
Cut Ctrl + X
Undo an action Ctrl + Z
Redo an action Ctrl + Y
Switch between open apps Alt + Tab
Close the active item Alt + F4
Lock your PC Windows Logo key + L
Display and hide the desktop Windows Logo key + D
Rename the selected item F2
Search for a file or folder in File Explorer F3
Display the address bar list in File Explorer F4
Refresh the active window F5
Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop F6
Activate the Menu bar in the active app F10
Show your password on the sign-in screen Alt + F8
Display properties for the selected item Alt + Enter
Open the shortcut menu for the active window Alt + Spacebar
Go back Alt + Left Arrow key
Go forward Alt + Right Arrow key
Move up one screen Alt + Page Up key
Move down one screen Alt + Page Down key
Close the active document Ctrl + F4
Select all items in a document or window Ctrl + A
Delete the selected item Ctrl + D
Refresh the active window Ctrl + R
Open Start Ctrl + Esc
Open Task Manager Ctrl + Shift + Esc
Take a screenshot of your whole screen PrtScn

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File Explorer Shortcuts

Action File Explorer Shortcuts
Select the address bar Alt + D
Select the search box Ctrl + E
Select the search box Ctrl + F4
Open a new window Ctrl + N
Close the active window Ctrl + W
Display all folders above the selected folder Ctrl + Shift + E
Create a new folder Ctrl + Shift + N
Display all subfolders under the selected folder Num Lock + *
Display the contents of the selected folder Num Lock + +
Collapse the selected folder Num Lock + –
Display the preview panel Alt + P
Open the Properties dialogue box for the selected item Alt + Enter
View the next folder Alt + Right Arrow key
View the folder that the folder was in Alt + Up Arrow key
View the previous folder Alt + Left Arrow key
Display the bottom of the active window End
Display the top of the active window Home
Maximize or minimize the active window F11

Are you pondering what could be a Windows Explorer alternative? Well, we have one for you: Directory Opus. A list of Directory Opus Shortcuts has also been provided.



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