Searching through a folder to find the right file you want to open can often be time consuming, especially if you have a large number of files. Fortunately, File Explorer allows you to preview documents, images, music or video files without opening the file. This can save you time because Windows will not need to fully launch an application to view the file. This guide will show you how to preview a file using File Explorer.
How to preview files in Windows using File Explorer
- Press Windows ⊞ + E to open file explorer.
- Select the View ribbon near the top of the window.
- Click on Preview Pane.
- Adjust the size of the preview pane by clicking and dragging on the left border.