This article covers File Cards for Windows 10. As a universal app it works the same on the PC and on the phone. This article is still work in progress, and more items will be added in the future.

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What are cards?

File Cards use the card to present to show the list of the file system items. When the available screen is wide enough they are laid out horizontally, so all opened cards in a window are available through scrolling. If available screens is narrow (like on the phones in the portrait mode), only one card is visible, and you can shift to other card by swiping left and right.
There are three types of cards:

  1. Folder – shows content of a folder
  2. Recent – shows files that were opened recently using File Cards
  3. Bookmarks – shows items that are marked as bookmark

How to add a card?

There are two ways to add a card:

  • If the screen is wide enough and cards are laid out horizontally, at the end of the card list there is a ‘New card’ button. It can only add cards of ‘folder’ type
  • In the header there is a ‘+’ button with a flyout that contains the ‘New card’ command. This command has a combobox which allows to choose what kind of card will be added (folder, recent, bookmarks).

How to remove a card?

  • If screen is wide enough, cards are laid out horizontally, and on the right left corner of each card there is a close button.
  • Clicking on the Active card button in the header opens a flyout in which the ‘hamburger’ button at the bottom activates the new panel which contains the ‘Remove’ command.
  • In the Zoomed out view activate the selection mode by clicking on the appropriate icon in the header, or by right clicking on the. Select the tabs you want to remove

How to rearrange order of cards?

You can rearrange the order of the cards by using drag and drop. In the zoomed out view you may select multiple items at once and drag them together to the new position.

How to sort a card?

  1. Make the card you want to sort active by clicking on it.
  2. In the header of the app find the active card button and click it to open the panel to manage the active card.
  3. Choose any of the available sort types:
    • Automatic sort – let the app decide the best sort type by analyzing the content of the card
    • Name – sort items alphabetically
    • Date – sort items by their date modified
    • Size – sort items by the space they occupy on the disk.

      How to see items inside all subfolders in the card?

      1. Make the card in each you want to see items inside all subfolders active by clicking on it.
      2. In the header of the app find the active card button and click it to open the panel to manage the active card.
      3. Click on the Look through subfolders toggle button to bring it to the “On” position (to disable this view click again to move the toggle button to the “Off” position)
      4. How to open an item?

        By default item is opened by clicking on the icon on PC or on the tile on the phone. Those actions can be customized in the Settings.

        How to select/deselect an item?

        By default item is selected/deselected by clicking on the tile on PC or on the icon on the phone. Those actions can be customized in the Settings. You can also perform this action by clicking with the right mouse button anywhere on the item, or by pressing the Space key while the item is focused.

        How to extract the archive?

        The archive is extracted by simply opening its item. The archive might be extracted to a temporary folder or to the same folder where the archive is, and this can be changed in the Settings. If the archive is extracted to the temporary folder, it is deleted upon its card is closed. There is also an option in the Settings to delete the archive file after it is extracted.

        How to rename multiple items at once?

        To rename multiple items at once, just select them and click on the rename button. Edit the name of the file and all selected files will be updated to reflect the changes.

        What archive formats are supported?

        There are three levels of support for archives:

        • Extraction – zip, tar, gzip, 7z, rar
        • Creating of new archives – zip, tar, gzip
        • Pasting of new items into the archive – zip

        How to work with reminders?

        To add a reminder to the item, select the item, click on ‘more’ (three dots at the bottom right of the screen) and choose ‘Reminder’.

        In the dialog that opens you can set up the reminder by changing:

        • Date and time when reminder notification will be shown
        • Note that will be shown on the notification along with the file/folder icon and file name.

        Reminders are shown as a standard system notification in the Action bar. The app doesn’t have to be opened for the notification to be shown, and even if the device is turned off at the exact time of the notification, it should be shown the next time the device is turned on. Click on the notification will open the file/folder and dismiss it.

        If there are any set reminders the alarm icon will appear in the header of the app with the indication of the number of the set reminders and the number of due reminders. Click on the reminder icon opens up the reminder panel with a list of set reminders where they can be dismissed or its files opened.

        Keyboard shortcuts

        • Ctrl + Shift + N – create a new folder and move selected items into it
        • Ctrl + Shift + V – paste into currently selected folder or zip archive content from the clipboard
        • Ctrl + Shift + W – remove all cards from the current window
        • Ctrl + Shift + Z – create a new zip file and add selected items into it
        • Ctrl + Shift + ‘+’ – add a new card (of folder type) to the current window
        • Ctrl + Shift + ‘-‘ – remove active card in the Zoomed in view, or remove all selected cards from the Zoomed out view
        • Ctrl + 1 to Ctrl + 9 – go to the 1st – 9th card
        • Ctrl + 0 – go to the last card
        • Ctrl + Shift + 1 to Ctrl + Shift + 9 – add a new card that is listed as 1st – 9th on the new card button
        • Ctrl + Tab – go to the next card
        • Ctrl + Shift + Tab – go to the previous card
        • Ctrl + F3 – sort items in the active card by the file name
        • Ctrl + F5 – sort items in the active card by the date modified
        • Ctrl + F5 – sort items in the active card by the size
        • Ctrl + F7 – sort items in the active card by letting system to choose the best sort method according to the contents of the card.
        • Ctrl + A – select all items in the active card
        • Ctrl + B – show contents of the subfolders in the card (on/off)
        • Ctrl + C – copy selected items or focused item into the clipboard
        • Ctrl + D – delete selected items or focused item
        • Ctrl + F – show the panel to manage the active card
        • Ctrl + H – share selected items or focused item
        • Ctrl + N – add a new window
        • Ctrl + O – open selected items or focused item
        • Ctrl + P – copy the path of the active card into the clipboard
        • Ctrl + V – paste the content from the clipboard into the active card, if the clipboard contains text or image a new file will be created.
        • Ctrl + W – remove the active card
        • Ctrl + X – cut selected items or focused item into the clipboard
        • Ctrl + Z – undo
        • Ctrl + ‘+’ – switch to the Zoomed in view
        • Ctrl + ‘-‘ – switch to the Zoomed out view
        • Backspace – open the parent folder (available only if the root folder of the disk was previously opened in the app)
        • F1 – help
        • F2 – rename the selected items or the focused item
        • F5 – refresh the active card
        • F7 – create a new folder in the active card
        • Escape – deselect all, clear search, switch to the Zoomed in view
        • Delete – delete selected items or focused item
        • Space – delete selected items or focused item
        • * – invert selection on the active card

        What are ink shortcuts?

        Ink shortcuts mean that you use a pen to write a letter or number from a keyboard shortcut over the item in order to perform the command related to that keyboard shortcut. You can use ink shortcuts over files and folders, or over the cards.

        Additionally, you can delete items by using clicking on them with the eraser button of the pen. And you can select multiple items by drawing line over them.

        Here is the list of the ink shortcuts you can use on files and folders:

        • 2 – Rename
        • B – Add/remove bookmark
        • C – Copy
        • X – Cut
        • D – Delete
        • H – Share
        • O – Open with
        • V – Paste into the folder (works only if item is folder)

        Here is the list of the ink shortcuts you can use on cards:

        • 5 – Refresh
        • A – Select all
        • C – Copy folder (only available for a folder card)
        • X – Cut folder (only available for a folder card)
        • D – Delete folder (only available for a folder card)
        • H – Share folder (only available for a folder card)
        • L – Enable/disable look through subfolders (only available for a folder card)
        • P – Copy the folder path to the clipboard (only available for a folder card)
        • V – Paste
        • W – Remove card
        • Z – New archive (only available for a folder card)