How To Open File Explorer to This PC in Windows 10/11

By default, file explorer in Windows 10 and Windows 11 opens to the Quick access list where you will see a list of frequently used folders and recent files.

However, if you don’t like quick access, you can set File Explorer to open This PC (My Computer) when a new window is launched.

  • Open a new File Explorer window.
  • Go to the File menu and then select "Change folder and search options" when the drop-down list appears.
  • In the General tab, click the drop-down menu labeled, "Open File Explorer to".
  • Select This PC from the drop-down list.
  • Click OK.
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The next time you open File Explorer, it displays This PC where you will see a list of all of the physical drives connected to your computer.