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Choosing Commands

File Explorer commands are organized in groups on the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar. Commands are available as buttons or options on the Ribbon, or as menus on button or option arrows or the File tab. The Quick Access Toolbar displays frequently used buttons that you may be already familiar with from other Microsoft programs, while the File tab on the Ribbon displays file related menu commands. In addition to the File tab, you can also open a shortcut menu with a group of related commands by right-clicking or tap holding an element.

Choose a Menu Command Using the File Tab

  • yellow_1.jpg In File Explorer, click or tap the File tab on the Ribbon.
  • yellow_2.jpg If the command is followed by an arrow, point to the command to see a list of related options.
  • yellow_3.jpg Click or tap a command.

Choose a Menu Command from a Shortcut Menu

  • yellow_1.jpg In the desktop or File Explorer, right-click or tap-hold an icon.

  • yellow_2.jpg Click or tap a command on the shortcut menu. If the command is followed by an arrow, point to the command to see a list of related options, and then click or tap the option you want.

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