Windows Tip: How to quickly view the Properties of any file

This tip will show you how to quickly view the properties of any file in Windows – whether it’s a regular file, a shortcut or a system item (like your Recycle Bin etc).

  1. Most of you know that you can right-click a file and select Properties to view its properties.
  2. Another, faster way to view a files properties is to hold down the Alt key, and double-click the file.
  3. As I mentioned earlier, this always works if you want to view the properties of a system file, like the Recycle Bin
  4. And even items like shortcuts.

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