In previous versions of Windows, File Explorer was called Windows
Explorer. New to File Explorer in Windows 8 is a ribbon
of tools that you can use to work with your files and folders.
If you’ve used previous versions of Windows, it’s worth taking
a moment to review the contents of the new ribbon. The tabs
on the ribbon provide different types of tools, including the
On the Home tab, you can copy and paste items,
organize and delete them, create new libraries and
folders, and open or select files and folders.
You can use the tools on the Share tab to send files to
others or to share them with other users in your computer
On the View tab you can look at the contents of your
drive in a variety of ways, showing specifics levels of
detail and sorting the contents by criteria such as
name, size, or date created.
You can use the File tab to access Favorite Places,
open a new File Explorer window, clear your recent
items or address bar history, or modify options for
how you work with folders.
Content-specific tabs, such as Picture Tools, appear
when you have selected certain types of content