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Windows 10 – How to Change the Default Folder when launching File Explorer

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Added by August 20, 2015

By default when you launch File Explorer (Figure 1) from the task bar or from the start menu (Figure 2), it will open in the Quick Access (Figure 3) view.  This view includes your Frequent folders and Recent files.

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Figure 3

When launching File Explorer in Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2 or in Windows 8 / 8.1 the default folder was This PC. Complete the following steps to change the File Explorer default location to This PC.

1. Launch File Explorer.

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2. Right click on Quick access and select Options.

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3. In Folder Options, Open File Explorer to: select This PC in the drop down box, select OK.

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4. Close File Explorer, next time File Explore is launched the default folder will now be This PC.

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Until next time … RIDE SAFE!

Rick Trader
Windows Server Instructor – Interface Technical Training
Phoenix, AZ

For more Windows 10 articles, see the following posts from Interface Technical Training:

 

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