Get Help with File Explorer in Windows 10

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File Explorer – Windows 10 was renamed the original Windows Explorer from the previous OS (Windows xp/7/8)  to File Explorer, and added many of new features to it. As an old-time Windows user :D, we must know what the File explorer is use for. I will be introducing some ways for you to get help with File Explorer in Windows 10 easily.


Get Help with File Explorer in Windows 10
How To Get Help with File Explorer in Windows 10

How to launch File Explorer in Windows 10 quickly? 

Usually, you can launch File Explorer by just typing explorer or file explorer in the search bar.

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You can right click the File Explorer option and choose Pin to Start or Pin to taskbar if you want to have a quicker access to it.

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If you are more relied on your keyboard, here are some more shortcuts on keyboard that allows you to use File Explorer in Windows 10 quickly:

  1. Windows key + E: open File Explorer
  2. Ctrl + E: activate the search bar in File Explorer
  3. Alt + left arrow key: go back to one folder in history
  4. Alt + right arrow key: go forward to one folder in history
  5. Ctrl + mouse wheel Up or Down: increase or decrease the size of icons in File Explorer
  6. Ctrl + Shift + N: create a new folder

How to customize Quick access items? 

If you want to add new quick access to the list on the left pane of File Explorer, here is how you can do it easily.

  • Right click the desired folder and choose Pin to Quick access.

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  • If you want to remove an item from Quick access menu, just right click this item and select Unpin from Quick access.

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Windows 10 File Explorer not responding when right clicks? 

If your File Explorer is not responding when you right click it, you should follow the instructions below to get this problem fixed.

  1. Press Windows key and X at the same time, then choose Command Prompt (Admin) option from the list of choice.
  2. In the command prompt window, type in command: netsh, and then hit Enter. Then in the same window, type in winstock reset and hit Enter. You can restart your computer when this operation is completed.
  3. Follow the path: Start button > Settings > Update & security. Then one the left pane, choose Windows Update, and on the right pane, choose Update history.
  4. Then choose Uninstall updates.
  5. If you can see update KB3081449 or KB3081448, right click it and choose Uninstall. Then restart your computer.


How? It’s easy right. Now you can operate your Windows 10 easily. Please share this get help with File Explorer in Windows 10 article if you care to helping another Windows 10 user.