Windows Explorer Shortcuts

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  1. pradeep

    pradeep Team Leader

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    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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