Windows explorer is a location in Windows 7 operating system where the computer user can be able to view the drives available in the computer.
To launch this window
- From the taskbar click a yellowish icon like a briefcase with a blue handle
- Alternatively you could double click the computer icon on the desktop.
- Also you could follow the below procedure:
- Click start button to display start menu.
- Click on programs to display a list of all programs.
- Click on accessories.
- From the sublist click on Windows explorer.
It is usually from this explorer window that you can now begin; creating & viewing your stored files, in a quick and simpler manner.
Probably you had the knowledge on using the mouse to execute the various commands and carry out various tasks within the window however I now bring you an alternative.
Below is a list of shortcut keys you could try out.
Ctrl+N – Open a new window
Ctrl+W – Close the current window
Ctrl+Shift+N – Create a new folder
End – Display the bottom of the active window
Home – Display the top of the active window
F11 – Maximize or minimize the active window
Ctrl+Period (.) – Rotate a picture clockwise
Ctrl+Comma (,) – Rotate a picture counter-clockwise
Num Lock+Asterisk (*) on numeric keypad – Display all subfolders under the selected folder
Num Lock+Plus Sign (+) on numeric keypad – Display the contents of the selected folder
Num Lock+Minus Sign (-) on numeric keypad – Collapse the selected folder
Left Arrow – Collapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the parent folder
Alt+Enter – Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item
Alt+P – Display the preview pane
Alt+Left Arrow – View the previous folder
Backspace – View the previous folder
Right Arrow – Display the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder
Alt+Right Arrow – View the next folder
Alt+Up Arrow – View the parent folder
Ctrl+Shift+E – Display all folders above the selected folder
Ctrl+Mouse scroll wheel – Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons
Alt+D – Select the address bar
Ctrl+E – Select the search box
Ctrl+F – Select the search box
This shortcuts are as per tried out in Windows 7 operating system so is also the above procedures.