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Get Tips in Windows and online
Seth Oglesby from the Tips team shows how to find and use this helpful resource. Learn more about Windows 10 in the Tips app.
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Chris Lohr from the Windows Tips team tells how to get tips, tricks and help right from Windows itself. Open up the Windows Tips app and let the learning begin.
Tips and tricks: Command Prompt
If you're in a current directory and want to open it from Command Prompt, type "start ." (without the quotes) and press ENTER. Typing "start .." (without the quotes) and pressing ENTER opens a directory one level higher. To copy a text, highlight some or all of the text and press CTRL+C. You can then paste into any application. To paste a text from another application, press CTRL+V inside a Command Prompt window. Right-clicking inside Command Prompt also pastes a text from another application. To see the drive, path, and file location, drag a file or folder from File Explorer to Command Prompt. It will then be shown. For example, "C:\Dinosaur Land\Spring Sounds\Boing.wav". You can start programs from Command Prompt. Type the name of an application and press ENTER or type "start
Tips and tricks: Network drives and computers
Instead of mapping network drives, create desktop shortcuts to folders from another computers on the network. Then, double-click a shortcut to folder and you'll be able to access a folder from another computer on the network. To access another computer on the network, open the Network folder, and then drag a computer to the desktop. The shortcut is then created to the desktop. Double-clicking a shortcut to a network computer will open in a window. Sometimes, you'll be prompted for credentials from another user. You can send files or folders to a folder from your computer to another computer on the network. To do this: 1. Press WINDOWS LOGO + R. 2. Type "shell:sendto" (without the quotes) and press ENTER. 3. Access the folder from another computer on the network in the Network folder. 4. Hold down ALT and drag the folder to the SendTo window. A shortcut will be created. Now, whenever you right-click a file, point to Send to, and then click a folder that is from another computer on the network, another user will receive it.
Tips and tricks: file and folder operations
It is easy to cut, copy, delete, move, or paste files/folders from one folder to another but shown below are quicker ways to perform file operations: Pressing CTRL+C copies the file. Pressing CTRL+V pastes the file. Pressing CTRL+X cuts the file and makes it ready to be pasted elsewhere. Pressing SHIFT+DELETE permanently deletes a file without sending it to the Recycle Bin. Pressing CTRL+Z performs an undo operation on a file or folder. Pressing CTRL+Y performs a redo operation on a file or folder. Pressing CTRL+SHIFT+N creates a new folder. There are some more tips and tricks on file and folder operations shown below: If you drag a file or folder to another folder in the same drive, it is moved. Holding down CTRL performs a copy. If you drag a file or folder to another folder in another drive, it is coped. Holding down SHIFT moves it out of the primary drive. If you drag a file or folder to another folder in the same or another drive while holding down ALT, it is copied as a shortcut. A shortcut to a file or folder can then be placed on the desktop for easy access. Right-click on a file or folder, and then click Delete while holding down SHIFT to permanently delete it. If you drag a file or folder to another folder in the same or another drive while holding down your right mouse button, the following options appear: Copy Here, Move Here, and Create Shortcut(s) Here. Moving a file or folder to the Recycle Bin while holding down SHIFT permanently deletes it. If you use a folder frequently for working with files, you can pin it to Quick Access. Just right-click the folder in File Explorer, and then click Pin to Quick Access. Or drag it to Quick Access, which pins it there. Right-clicking a program's icon pinned to the taskbar shows you recent files like documents, websites, folders, and so on. If you frequently work on a file, right-click a program's icon pinned to the taskbar and click the pin icon.
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Tips and tricks: File Explorer switches
You can use File Explorer switches in the Run dialog box. Explorer [/e] [/select] [/separate] /e Opens File Explorer with the Navigation pane turned on (if it is turned off). The default to open File Explorer by using "explorer /e" (without the quotes) is the Documents folder. You can open another folder by using "explorer /e,[drive:]path" (for example, "explorer /e,c:\users"). /select The parent folder opens and the specified object is selected. (For example, "explorer /select,c:\windows\regedit.exe".) /separate Opens File Explorer in a separate process. Tip: You can also create shortcuts to File Explorer switches.
Windows 10 Tip: Five ways to get started with Paint 3D
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