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pradeep 20Oct2006 12:41

Windows Explorer Shortcuts
Here are a few Windows Explorer shortcuts which we all can put to some use.

  • Move backward to a previous view. => ALT+LEFT ARROW
  • Move forward to a previous view. => ALT+RIGHT ARROW
  • View the folder one level up. => BACKSPACE
  • Copy a file. => CTRL while dragging the file
  • Create a shortcut. => CTRL+SHIFT while dragging the file.
  • Delete an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin. => SHIFT+DELETE
  • Display Find: All Files dialog box. => F3
  • Display the selected item's shortcut menu. => APPLICATION key
  • Refresh window. => F5
  • Rename item. => F2
  • Select all items. => CTRL+A
  • View an item's properties. => ALT+ENTER or ALT+DOUBLE-CLICK
  • Collapse the current selection if it is expanded or Select the parent folder. => LEFT ARROW
  • Collapse the selected folder. => NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN (-)
  • Expand the current selection if it is collapsed or Select the first subfolder => RIGHT ARROW
  • Expand all folders below the current selection. => NUM LOCK+*
  • Expand the selected folder. => NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN (+)
  • Switch between left and right panes. => F6

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