File Explorer is the file management application used by Windows operating systems to browse folders and files. It provides a graphical interface for the user to navigate and access the files stored in the computer.
The main way to access the File Explorer is by clicking the folder icon in the Taskbar. After clicking the icon, the File Explorer window will open.
The initial File Explorer window is comprised of the following sections −
The File Explorer ribbon, which resembles the ribbon featured in Microsoft Office. The ribbon contains buttons for common tasks to perform with your files and folders.
The Navigation Pane gives you access to your libraries of documents and pictures, as well as your storage devices. It also features frequently used folders and network devices.
The Frequent folders section on the right features the folders you’ve worked with recently to allow for quick access to them.
The Recent files section in the lower part of the window features files and documents that you’ve opened recently.
In Windows 10, the File Explorer features a new ribbon toolbar, similar to the one featured in the recent versions of Microsoft Office. This ribbon contains buttons and commands for the most common tasks.
The Ribbon features four tabs, each with different commands. Among the tasks you can perform from the Home tab are −
The Share ribbon gives you different options to share your files and folders. For example −
The View ribbon allows you to change the way Windows displays your files and folders. Some of the changes you can make here are −
The File tab opens a menu with different options like −