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  1. General Enable or Disable Folder Merge Conflicts in Windows 11

    If you copy or move a folder into a destination that already contains a folder with the exact same name, Windows will automatically replace the destination folder by default. If any files have the same names, you will still be asked if you want to replace those files with a file merge conflict...
  2. General Open Folder in New or Same window in Windows 11

    While you browse in File Explorer, you can open each folder in the same window or in its own window This tutorial will show you how to open a folder, drive, or library in the same window or in its own new window for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Option One: Open Folder in New...
  3. General Remove Folder from Library in Windows 11

    Windows 7 introduced libraries, which provide users with a single, coherent view of their files even when those files are stored in different locations. Libraries can be configured and organized by a user and a library can contain folders that are found on the user's computer and also folders...
  4. General Include Folder in Library in Windows 11

    Windows 7 introduced libraries, which provide users with a single, coherent view of their files even when those files are stored in different locations. Libraries can be configured and organized by a user and a library can contain folders that are found on the user's computer and also folders...
  5. Personalization Change Folder Icon in Windows 11

    Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, File Explorer will show a thumbnail preview of folder contents on the folder's icon. Usually, the last item added to the folder will show as a thumbnail preview on the folder's icon. You can change the folder icon to show any custom icon you want instead of...
  6. Personalization Change Folder Picture in Windows 11

    Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, File Explorer will show a thumbnail preview of folder contents on the folder's icon. Usually, the last item added to the folder will show as a thumbnail preview on the folder's icon. If you like, you can choose any .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .tif, .tiff...
  7. General Turn On or Off Restore previous folder windows at logon in Windows 11

    You can have Windows automatically restore previous folder windows at sign in when you sign out, restart the computer, or shut down the computer. This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off "Restore previous folder windows at logon" for your account in Windows 11. Option One: Turn On...
  8. General Hide and Unhide Files and Folders in Windows 11

    Hidden files, folders, and drives do not show by default in Windows. Hidden files, folders, and drives are marked with the hidden attribute. Protected operating system files are marked with the hidden and system attributes. When you Show hidden files, folders, and drives, their icons will...
  9. General Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows 11

    Hidden files, folders, and drives do not show by default in Windows. Hidden files, folders, and drives are marked with the hidden attribute. Protected operating system files are marked with the hidden and system attributes. When you set to show hidden files, folders, and drives and protected...
  10. General Group Pinned Apps into Folders on Start Menu in Windows 11

    The Start menu is comprised of three sections: Pinned, All apps, and Recommended. The Start menu contains shortcuts of all your apps, settings, and files. Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, you can now customize your pinned apps on the Start menu by organizing them into folders. You can add...
  11. General Pin to Quick Access and Unpin from Quick Access in Windows 11

    Quick access in the navigation pane of File Explorer (Win+E) allows you to quickly access and view your pinned folders, frequent Folders, Pinned files, and Recent files from one location in Quick Access. You can Pin to Quick access and Unpin from Quick access items. Pinned items can include...
  12. General Clear and Reset Quick Access Folders in Windows 11

    Quick access in the navigation pane of File Explorer (Win+E) allows you to quickly access and view your pinned locations, frequent folders, and recent files from one location in Quick Access. You can Pin to Quick access and Unpin from Quick access items. These locations include local and...
  13. Accounts Turn On or Off OneDrive Folder Backup Syncing Across Windows 11 Devices

    You can use OneDrive to sync files between your computer and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere - your computer, your mobile device, and even through the OneDrive website at OneDrive.com. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the file or...
  14. Privacy and Security Add or Remove Allowed Apps for Controlled Folder Access in Windows 11

    Microsoft Defender Antivirus is an antivirus software that is included in Windows 11 and can help protect your device from viruses, malware, and other threats. Controlled folder access helps protect your valuable data from malicious apps and threats, such as ransomware. In a ransomware attack...
  15. Privacy and Security Add or Remove Protected Folders for Controlled Folder Access in Windows 11

    Microsoft Defender Antivirus is an antivirus software that is included in Windows 11 and can help protect your device from viruses, malware, and other threats. Controlled folder access helps protect your valuable data from malicious apps and threats, such as ransomware. In a ransomware attack...
  16. Privacy and Security Enable or Disable Controlled Folder Access for Microsoft Defender Antivirus in Windows 11

    Microsoft Defender Antivirus is an antivirus software that is included in Windows 11 and can help protect your device from viruses, malware, and other threats. Controlled folder access helps protect your valuable data from malicious apps and threats, such as ransomware. In a ransomware attack...
  17. General Enable or Disable Folder Options in Windows 11

    You can use Folder Options (aka: File Explorer Options) to change the way files and folders function and how items are displayed in Windows. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to open Folder Options for specific or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11. You must...
  18. Personalization Change Default New Folder Name in Windows 11

    A folder is a location where you can store your files. You can create any number of folders and even store folders inside other folders (subfolders). When you create a new folder, it is named New folder by default. This tutorial will show you how to change the default New folder name template...
  19. Accounts Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 11

    When adding a new user account in Windows 11, a profile for the account is automatically created when the user signs in to the new account for the first time. A user profile is a collection of settings that make the computer look and work the way you want it to for a user account. It is stored...
  20. Personalization Add or Remove "Copy To folder" and "Move To folder" Context Menu in Windows 11

    When you press and hold or right click on selected file(s) and folder(s), click/tap on Show more options, and click/tap on Copy To folder, it will copy them to a location you select immediately. When you press and hold or right click on selected file(s) and folder(s), click/tap on Show more...
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