At times when you have a large number of files stored on your hard disk, you feel like tagging them somehow for a quick reference. One way of doing this is by star rating your files. You can give the most stars to your most favorite files whereas you can give the least stars to the least favorite. This will not only categorize and organize your files but will also make your search easier. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can star rate your files in Windows 10.

Star Rating Files in Windows 10

In order to star rate your files in Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type file explorer in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch the file explorer window. The newly opened File Explorer window is shown in the following image:

Windows File Explorer

Now locate those files that you want to star rate as shown in the image below:

Files shown in File Explorer

Now right click on any of these files in order to launch a cascading menu as shown in the following image:

Right-click menu

Click on the Properties option from this menu as highlighted in the image shown above.

As soon as you will click on it, the File Properties window will appear on your screen as shown in the image below:

File Properties window

Switch to the Details tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

Now select any number of stars that you want to give to your file from the Rating field in the Details tab as highlighted in the following image:

Details tab

Once you have star rated your file, just click on the OK button in order to save your settings.

Conclusion

By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily star rate your files in Windows 10. This method is very helpful especially for those people who want to narrow down or filter their search results based upon the ranking of a file. In this way, you can star rate as many files as you want by using just a few simple steps.

How to Star Rate Your Files in Windows 10
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One thought on “How to Star Rate Your Files in Windows 10

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    December 25, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    This is all good and well. However is there any explanation as to what can cause the ‘Rating’ option Only to be available for Files located on my internal HDD. It is does simply Not exist for Folders on internal HDDs as well as ALL Files and Folders on external HDDs. Have no idea if something has been disabled to remove that option under File and Folder ‘Properties’. – I am using Win 10.Home edition.
    – Regards – Glenn Hjortholt

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