Here’s a Windows tip for quickly getting a look at the properties for a file in Explorer in all versions of Windows. First, open Windows Explorer and select a file.

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Then press down the Alt key on your keyboard and double-click on the file. The Properties window will open.

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This also works with folders.

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You can also do it with shortcuts on the desktop.

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This tip will work in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10!