Open File Explorer to This PC instead of Quick Access in Windows 11/10


Set File Explorer to Open This PC in Folder Options

In Windows 10, File Explorer opens to Quick access by default which shows your Frequent folders and Recent files. To set File Explorer to open This PC instead of Quick Access in Folder Options, here’s how:

Step 1: Open File Explorer by pressing Win+E on the keyboard.

Step 2: In File Explorer Ribbon, click the File &g

Step 2: In File Explorer Ribbon, click the File > Change folder and search options.

Step 3: In the General tab, select This PC in the 

Step 3: In the General tab, select This PC in the Open File Explorer to drop menu, and click on OK.



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Set File Explorer to open to This PC using Windows Registry

You can change the same setting as mentioned above using the Windows Registry. This is especially useful for System Administrators who want the same setting to be distributed across the network.

  1. Open Registry Editor and go to the following Registry key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  2. From the right hand pane, double click LaunchTo entry to edit and change its value from 2 to 1

The setting is instant and you don’t need to restart Windows Explorer for the setting to take effect.

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Fix 3 Disable Details and Preview Pane

1. Go to File explorer

2. Click on View 


3. Make sure that details and preview option is not enabled. If it is enabled , click on it to disable it.

Fix 5 Change size of Text and Apps to 100%

1.  Search Display settings in Search box and click on the search result.



2 – Make sure Scale setting is set to Recommended percentage.

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