Quickstart Guides

Windows Explorer

Updated 1 January 2014

Keystroke Outcome
Arrow Keys Navigate
Shift + Arrow Keys Select multiple items
Ctrl + Arrow Keys Change focus without changing selection.
(Letter) Select first found item that begins with that letter
Backspace Navigates up one level to the parent directory
Alt + Left Go back one folder
Alt + Right Go forward one folder
Alt + Enter View properties of selected item(s)
F2 Rename selected item(s)
F7 New folder
Ctrl + NumpadPlus Resizes all columns to fit the longest item in each one
Shift + Delete Delete selected item(s); bypass Recycle Bin
Ctrl (while dragging item(s)) Copy
Ctrl + Shift (while dragging items) Create shortcut(s)