Want to see the contents of a file or folder on your Windows PC without opening it? By default, Windows does not offer an intuitive way to do it. It can at best let you see a thumbnail preview of a file. There is however a cool Windows 10 app that lets you instantly preview the contents of a file and its called QuickLook.
Quick Look is a popular macOS feature that lets a user click on a file and press the SpaceBar to see its contents. Developer Paddy Xu has now brought this functionality to Windows with his QuickLook app, which is available as a free download.
How QuickLook App Works
When you open up File Explorer, all you need to do is click on a file and hit the Spacebar. If you highlight a folder, you can see the last date when it was modified, the file size and the number of files inside it. To see a preview of every file inside a folder, you need to navigate using the arrow keys.
If you highlight a zipped file and hit the Spacebar, you can see its contents and you have the option to open the contents from a link at the top left of the preview window. The app also lets you see what’s inside a video, PSDs, and MP3 among others.
QuickLook uses the following keys to perform certain actions.
Spacebar: Preview / Close Preview
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Esc: Close Preview
Enter: Run & Close Preview
Ctrl+Mouse Wheel: Zoom Images/Documents
Mouse Wheel: Adjust Volume
If you are someone who routinely works with content in a number files and folders, this app could make it easy for you to find something you need quickly.
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Check out the app and tell us what you think.
Price: Free | Download: Microsoft Store