Browse topics for Surface RT

Storage, files and folders

  • Choose the programs Windows uses by default

    You can choose the program that Windows uses automatically when you open files, such as a song, movie, photo, or webpage. Find out how.

  • How to work with files and folders

    File Explorer (previously called Windows Explorer) helps you work with files and folders on your OneDrive, PC, and network.

  • Delete files using Disk Cleanup

    Use this tool to delete temporary files and system files, empty the Recycle Bin, and remove a variety of other items that you might no longer need.

  • Library basics

    Use libraries to access files from one convenient place, regardless of where they’re stored.

  • Libraries FAQ

    Here are answers to some common questions about libraries in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

  • Set up a drive for File History

    Use File History to back up files in your Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders.

  • Restore files or folders using File History

    Browse through your File History timeline, and restore lost or deleted files - or earlier versions of files. Here's how.

  • If something goes wrong in File History

    Learn how to use the Action Center to fix problems with File History.

  • Find PCs, devices, and content on your network

    Learn how to find shared files, printers, and other resources when you connect to a network.

  • Share a printer

    Learn how to share a printer on your network so that other people can print to it.

  • Surface storage options

    Find out about storage options for Microsoft Surface - where you can store your music, pictures, videos, and documents.

  • Surface storage

    Apps and software that come with your Surface use a significant amount of disk space. Find out how much storage is available for your photos, music, videos, and other files. Learn how to add more storage space.

  • Create a USB recovery drive

    Find out how to create a USB recovery drive and increase available disk space on your Surface.

  • Using OneDrive on Surface

    You can easily save your files to OneDrive on your Surface and get to them from any of your devices.

  • OneDrive FAQ

    Learn how to use popular features of OneDrive, free online storage that's built into Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

  • Remember passwords and fill out web forms in Internet Explorer

    Use AutoComplete to save passwords and other info that you frequently enter on sites and learn how to manage this feature in your Internet Explorer settings.

  • Share files and folders and change permissions

    You can use OneDrive to share photos, Microsoft Office documents, and other files with people. Learn how to make them accessible wherever you sign on with your Microsoft account.