In Windows 10, when you click on the File Explorer in the taskbar, it opens quick access items by default. Quick items consist of frequent folders and recently opened files. The quick access windows 10 view is similar to the ‘All My Files’ option in Mac OS X, showing users their frequently accessed folders and documents. This may seem a good option if you open the file explorer for frequently opened items. In Windows 7 and Windows 8, File Explorer opens by default to the ‘Computer’ or ‘This PC’. And view respectively giving users an overview of their home folders, local drives, and network locations. If you are running Windows 10 and want to change the default behavior of Windows File Explorer. And Make File Explorer open to This PC instead of Quick Access you may follow the steps below.
We have some different options to make file explorer open This PC instead of quick access windows 10.
Using Folder Options
The option of changing the File Explorer default from Quick Access to This PC can be accessed from Folder Options.
To open Folder Options, follow the steps below:
Click on the start menu and select file Explorer or Open File Explorer using the keyboard (Windows key + E). And go to the View tab Select Options from the ribbon. This will open the folder options window as shown below.
Now Under General Tab, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
That’s all when you launch a new Explorer window, you’ll start on This PC. Which you’re probably used to from past versions.
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.
First To open Registry Editor click on the start menu and type Regedit and click on it. This will present the Registry window on your screen.
Now Navigate to the following registry key
From the right-hand pane, double click Launch To 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. Now, when you launch a new Explorer window, you’ll start at This PC, which you’re probably used to from past versions.