Windows 10 users may have had difficulty finding the “Tools” menu in File Explorer. The older Windows 10 versions have removed this feature from File Explorer. The Tools menu features are still available and can be accessed in another way. This article will show you how to locate the Tools menu in File Explorer Windows 10 and how to use features that used to be in the Tools menu.
- The Ribbon The Ribbon is a horizontal menu running across the top File Explorer window. The Ribbon contains many of the same features as the Tools menu. It includes “Folder Options,” Map network drive,” Disconnect network drive,” and the “Select All” option. The Ribbon can be accessed by opening File Explorer. It should appear at top of screen.
- Quick Access Toolbar: The Quick Access Bar is a customizable toolbar. It contains a list of commands that can be used independently of the current tab displayed in the Ribbon. Click on the down-arrow icon at the bottom of the toolbar to access the Quick Access Toolbar. Select “More Commands” once the menu opens. The “Customize Quick Access Toolbar” window will then open. You can then add or remove commands from Quick Access Toolbar.
- Keyboard Shortcut: If you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts, you can find a shortcut that will allow you to access features that were previously located in the Tools menu. To open Folder Options, press the “Alt” key, then press the “T” key on your keyboard. This will open the Folder Options window. You can now access additional features that were previously located in the Tools menu by pressing the “Alt” button and looking for the underlined letters in the feature name. To access the feature, press that letter.
- Use Command Prompt and PowerShell – If you’re a power user who prefers to use command line tools, there are some commands that will allow you to access features that were previously located under the Tools menu. Open PowerShell or Command Prompt and type “control folders” sans quotes to access Folder Options. This will open “Folder Options”. You can access additional features that are not available in the Tools menu by typing “control” followed the name of the feature. To access “Map network drive”, type “control netconnections” sans the quotes.
Q1. Q1. Is it possible for File Explorer Windows 10 to restore the Tools menu? It is impossible to restore the Tools menu in File Explorer Windows 10 The Tools menu is no longer available in File Explorer Windows 10. However, you can still access the features that were previously located in the Tools Menu in different ways as described in this article.
Q2. Q2. Can I change the Ribbon in File Explorer Windows 10 You can change the Ribbon in File Explorer Windows 10! Right-click the Ribbon and choose “Customize the Ribbon”. You can then add or remove commands to the Ribbon.
Q3. Q3. Is it possible to use a keyboard shortcut to access the Quick Access Toolbar? Yes, you can use a keyboard shortcut to access the Quick Access Toolbar.
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