Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts

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The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Windows Explorer windows or folders.
Press this keyTo do this
Ctrl+N
Open a new window
Ctrl+W
Close the current window
Ctrl+Shift+N
Create a new folder
End
Display the bottom of the active window
Home
Display the top of the active window
F11
Maximize or minimize the active window
Ctrl+Period (.)
Rotate a picture clockwise
Ctrl+Comma (,)
Rotate a picture counter-clockwise
Num Lock+Asterisk (*) on numeric keypad
Display all subfolders under the selected folder
Num Lock+Plus Sign (+) on numeric keypad
Display the contents of the selected folder
Num Lock+Minus Sign (-) on numeric keypad
Collapse the selected folder
Left Arrow
Collapse the current selection (if it's expanded), or select the parent folder
Alt+Enter
Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item
Alt+P
Display the preview pane
Alt+Left Arrow
View the previous folder
Backspace
View the previous folder
Right Arrow
Display the current selection (if it's collapsed), or select the first subfolder
Alt+Right Arrow
View the next folder
Alt+Up Arrow
View the parent folder
Ctrl+Shift+E
Display all folders above the selected folder
Ctrl+Mouse scroll wheel
Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons
Alt+D
Select the address bar
Ctrl+E
Select the search box
Ctrl+F
Select the search box