Keyboard shortcuts in OneDrive app for Windows 10

This article provides a reference of the keyboard shortcuts that you can use with the OneDrive app for Windows 10.

You can use keyboard shortcuts in the OneDrive app to perform many common tasks. Keyboard shortcuts can help you accomplish tasks faster. They can also help you avoid extensive use of a mouse or can even eliminate the use of a mouse altogether.

If a shortcut requires pressing two or more keys at the same time, this topic separates the keys with a plus sign (+). If you have to press one key immediately after another, the keys are separated by a comma (,).

The shortcuts in this topic refer to the US keyboard layout. Keys on other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a US keyboard.

Keyboard shortcuts in the OneDrive app

The following table shows the most frequently used shortcuts in the OneDrive app.

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Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened

Alt + ESC

Close the active item or exit the active app

Alt + F4

Enter selection mode

Alt + M

Display file details

Alt + P

Open the shortcut menu for the active window

Alt + Spacebar

Select the adjacent item

Left or Right Arrow keys

Select search box

Ctrl + E

Create a new folder


Delete the selected item(s)


Display the bottom of the active window


Open or download the item


Activate the menu bar


Rename the selected iitem


Select search box


Refresh active window


Display the top of the active window


Toggle selection state for current item


Switch between open apps


Go back to previous page

Windows key+Backspace

Take a screenshot

Windows Key + PrintScreen

For more information about the OneDrive app, see Use OneDrive on Windows 10 PC, phone , tablet, HoloLens, or Surface Hub.

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