Windows 10 comes with a built-in file manager application, the File Explorer. It is one of the most crucial apps in Windows 10 that enables you to open, move, copy, rename, or delete files, and a lot more.
Also Read: How to Open File Explorer in Windows 11?
This article will show the multiple and comfortable methods to open a File Explorer in Windows 10. These are the following:-
- Taskbar shortcut
- WinX Menu
- Task Manager
- Shortcut key
- Start Menu
- Command Prompt
- Taskbar Search
- Desktop Shortcut
- Run box
With the default configuration of Windows 10, it comes with a shortcut of File Explorer on the taskbar. By clicking on the File Explorer on the Windows 10 Taskbar, you can open it.
File Explorer on Windows 10 can be accessed from WinX or Power Menu. WinX Menu provides you a shortcut of many built-in functions of Windows 10, including Command Prompt, File Explorer, Device Manager, Mobility Center, and more.
To access the WinX or Power Menu on Windows 10, perform a right-click on the Start button or press
Task Manager is basically used to monitoring system performance and startup tasks in Windows 10. Using it, you can also open the File Explorer app.
First, start Task Manager by pressing the
On the dialog box that appears, type
Quick Note: To run the File Explorer with administrative privileges, check the box labeled “Create this task with administrative privileges” before clicking the
File Explorer can be launched in Windows 10 using a shortcut key combination or hotkeys
Just like other apps, File Explorer is possible to open from the Start menu. Click the
Several tasks can be performed through Command Prompt in Windows 10, including the opening of File Explorer. Launch Command Prompt on your PC and type
If you prefer to use PowerShell than Command Prompt, you can use the same command to launch the File Explorer on Windows 10. First, open up Powershell by typing in the search box or any other method.
In the Windows Powershell window, type
Windows 10 comes with a search bar on the Taskbar to quickly find and open any app. Click on the Search button present on the taskbar and type
The desktop shortcut of File Explorer can be created on Windows 10 to access it from the Windows 10 Desktop quickly. To do so, right-click on the free space on Windows Desktop and select the
In the “Create Shortcut” dialog box search bar, type
Once you complete the above-mentioned steps, you will see a shortcut of explorer on the Windows 10 Desktop. Double-click on this shortcut icon to open the File Explorer.
You can use the Run dialog box to access File Explorer. Click