Quick Tip: check out a file’s properties

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.

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

This also works with files.

You can also do it with shortcuts on the desktop.

This tip will work in both Windows 10 and 11.

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