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Keyboard shortcuts

Files supports a wide range of keyboard shortcuts to help you navigate the app. There is currently no support for remapping the shortcuts.

Shortcut Action
Ctrl + C Copy
Ctrl + Shift + C Copy file/directory path
Ctrl + X Cut
Ctrl + V Paste
Ctrl + Shift + V Paste into selected folder
Ctrl + A Select all
Ctrl + Z Undo operation
Ctrl + Y Redo operation
Ctrl + T Create new tab
Ctrl + , Open settings
Ctrl + Enter Open selected folders in new tab
Ctrl + Shift + Enter Open selected folder in secondary pane
Ctrl + ` Open selected path in Windows Terminal
Ctrl + Shift + ` Open selected path in Windows Terminal as Admin
Ctrl + W Close tab
Ctrl + F4 Close tab
Ctrl + Shift + T Reopen recently closed tab
Ctrl + Tab Switch next tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Switch previous tab
Ctrl + Shift + K Duplicate tab
Ctrl + N New window
Ctrl + Shift + N New file
Ctrl + Alt + Up Open compact overlay
Ctrl + Alt + Down Close compact overlay
Ctrl + B Collapse/Expand sidebar
Ctrl + + Increase icon size
Ctrl + - Decrease icon size
Ctrl + D Delete
Ctrl + F Search
Ctrl + E Extract selected archive
Ctrl + L Select directory path
Ctrl + P Toggle preview pane
Ctrl + Space Toggle selection
Ctrl + Alt + P Toggle media playback in preview pane
Ctrl + Shift + P Open Command Palette
F1 Open files docs
F2 Rename file/directory
F3 Search
F5 / Ctrl + R Refresh directory
F7 Turn on caret browsing
F11 Toggle full screen
F12 Toggle compact overlay