How to open File Explorer at “This PC” Instead of Quick Access in Windows 10?

In Windows 10/8, Windows Explorer is renamed File Explorer, and the My Computer is now known as This PC. In Windows 10, the File Explorer opens (you can use Windows logo + E keys to open File Explorer in Windows 10) new Quick Access by default instead of This PC.

If you don’t like this behavior of Windows 10, there is an option to configure the File Explorer in Windows 10 to open to This PC instead of Quick Access. The Quick Access includes your frequent folders and recent files.

In Windows 10, you can also access File Explorer by clicking on the File Explorer icon on the taskbar. It will open the Quick Access.

This post will guide you on opening Windows Explorer at “This PC” Instead of Quick Access in Windows 10.

How to open Windows Explorer at “This PC” Instead of “Quick Access” in Windows 10?

Like most things in Windows, there’s a simple setting available to change this, but it’s buried in some menus. To change the default Explorer page to This PC, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Open a new File Explorer window by click on the icon at the Taskbar or by pressing Windows logo + E keys simultaneously.

Step 2. Click View in the File Explorer ribbon.

Step 3. Click Options.

Step 4. Folder Options window opens. Click the General tab in the Folder Options window.

Step 5. Under the General tab, next to “Open File Explorer to,” click the drop-down and select “This PC.”

Step 6. Click the Apply then the OK button.

Step 7. Now, whenever you try to open File Explorer by clicking on its icon from the Windows 10 Taskbar or by pressing Windows logo + E keys, File Explorer opens at “This PC” instead of “Quick Access.”

That’s all!!!

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