Generally tabbed browsing is very much popular and accepted in web browsing. Almost all web browsers let you to open different webpage in separate tabs, which increases your web browsing speed and also you can jump from one webpage to another without wasting any more time. Basically tabs provide you the facility of – what we called parallel browsing.

As far as Windows Explorer is concerned, tabs haven’t quite migrated into file management yet. But if you want to enjoy tabbed browsing in Window Explorer too, there is an extension available for Windows Explorer called QTTabBar that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft’s file browser, along with a host of other great features.

How to Proceed?

  1. First download and install QTTabBar. To download QTTabBar :
    CLICK HERE
  2. Once installed you’ll find a new toolbar in Windows Explorer. Right-click anywhere on empty space on the bar to bring up QTTabBar’s extensive Options menu. There are various customizations possible, but for most users, the default settings are fine.
    QTTabBar Options

    QTTabBar Options

  3. There are two ways to open a new tab. The simplest way is to hit Ctrl-N – this clones the current tab, but you can easily browse to whichever new folder you like. The second way is to click the scroll wheel (middle-click) on your mouse when highlighting a folder – this opens that folder in a new tab.
    QTTabBAr with Multiple Tabs

    QTTabBAr with Multiple Tabs

  4. There are also various keyboard shortcuts provided which you can find in Options easily.
    QTTabBar Shortcut Menu

    QTTabBar Shortcut Menu

Benefits

QTTabBar dramatically extends the functionality of Windows Explorer and you can do a lot with QTTabBar, including dragging and dropping, improving readability, and more. 😆 😆