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Organizing your digital life with File Explorer
Customize how you save and organize files. By taking full advantage of the options available in File Explorer, you’ll know how to find and share any file you own.
Hiding a file
To hide a file: 1. Go to a folder that has a file in File Explorer. 2. Double-click a file while holding down ALT. 3. Click to check the Hidden box, and then click OK. Note: You won't be able to see a file if you go to the same folder in File Explorer. However, you can go to File Explorer Options, and then click Show hidden files, folders, and drives on the View tab.
Productivity Pro Tip: Find files quickly using Quick access in File Explorer
File Explorer is many people's favorite way to find their documents and files. In Windows 10, Quick access makes it even easier to get the files you use and need often.
Recent update moved all files
A recent update (on 11/8/2020) moved all my files to C:\Users\12169 and very few things function anymore (camera, outlook, calculator to name a few). Once I found where all the files were moved to, I move them back to where they should be, it updates again, and hides everything again. As a bonus all files that have been created since the first update a week ago are NOWHERE to be found after each subsequent update. I have tried to restore to an earlier version of Windows 10 and a message comes up to remove new account but only has one listed. Any thoughts?
taskbar not hiding when it should?
I found a strange little work around. i hope it helps you too. i'm going to assume you have already set up windows taskbar to hide but it doesnt. well my workaround is real simple(two clicks). once i have my taskbar infront of any window but i want to get rid. click in the "type here to search" area next to start button then click the taskbar and now it hides lol. had this problem over a year. i hope this works for you too
win10 ver 2004, folder options bug? (fixed)
(Edit, not bad, not even 30hrs from first update with the bug and another updates that fix it were available) build 2019.10.17.6232201; Control panel -> File Explorer Options-> tab 'View' or any file explorer window -> tab 'View' -> Options-> Change Folder and search options both open almost same settings, and the 'Advanced settings' apply in both cases to all folders; now when i select 'Show hidden files, folders, or drives' and unselect 'Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)' which asks for confirmation, then i click on 'Apply' and 'OK' nothing happens, i go back to File Explorer Options-> tab 'View' , and what i selected & unselected before has been undone, i repeat everything once more and now the hidden files appear and the advanced settings has been successfully altered, however if i want to hide all those files again, i need to repeat it twice in order for it to work; can anyone confirm if it happens on his/her PC as well?
How do I find who is sharing a link to my pics/docs
I found a hidden link in an old album and deleted it but it keeps happening & it wasn't connected to anyone I was only one in the album??. I can't find another link. what do I do? pics/docs disappear from onedrive & computer
I cannot open Notepad anymore
I cannot open Notepad anymore. I use it sometimes for log files, but it doesn't work anymore. I click on it and nothing happens.
Windows 101: Four ways to customize your taskbar
Maximize your screen workspace with these four easy taskbar settings.
Need help in finding the tricky folder with no folder name
I've a folder which have name with 5 characters. I'm not able to find which font or which language it was. If i'm trying to access from powershell, it's showing ????? or 5 boxes. I've screenshots from powershell also. I've tried google translator also by pasting the hidden text in it for checking whether it can detect the language. But, I've not satisfied. I think it is an arabic name. The actual folder name I'll paste at the end of this description because if i paste in between, it's misleading the typing also. You can copy the folder name and paste in notepad of somewhere and use arrows for checking how many characters are there in the text. The actual folder name is ""
Open File Explorer from the taskbar. Select View > Options > Change folder and search options. Select the View tab and, in Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives and OK.
Here's how to display hidden files and folders. Windows 10 In the search box on the taskbar, type folder, and then select Show hidden files and folders from the search results. Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.
The hidden files are not system files. They're JPGs, specifically album covers associated with my MP3 files. Was this reply helpful?
Open File Explorer, navigate to the parent folder On the View Ribbon, click Options On the resulting dialog, choose the View Tab Scroll down and untick 'Hide Protected operating system file Click Apply and OK On the View Ribbon, make sure that 'Hidden Items' is ticked If that file exists in that folder, you will then see it!