How To: Change How Windows 10 File Explorer Opens

How To: Change How Windows 10 File Explorer Opens

File Explorer, of course, is still around in Windows 10. And, while it looks and acts somewhat the same as in previous version of Windows, there are some improvements.

One of those areas of improvement is a new Quick Access feature. You can read all about that HERE. Quick Access is a handy feature, allowing you to better organize your files and folders so as to have quick and easy access to them. File Explorer in Windows 10 opens to Quick Access each time by default. But, what if you don't want File Explorer to do that? What if you want it to open to another location?

Windows 10 gives you only two options: Quick Access and This PC.

To change this…

  1. With File Explorer open, tap or click the File option at the top of the window and choose Change folder and search options.

  2. Once the Folder Options window opens, tap or click the dropdown box for Open File Explorer to and make your choice.

  3. Hit OK to save it. You'll need to close File Explorer and reopen it to actually see the change.


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