How to Open “File Explorer” to “This PC” Instead of “Quick Access” on Windows 11?


File Explorer was Windows Explorer in Windows 7 operating system. Microsoft renamed Windows Explorer to File Explorer in Windows 11/10/8/8.1, and “My Computer” was renamed to “This PC.”

You can easily open File Explorer by pressing Windows + E keys together if you are using Windows 11. But, File Explorer opens with Quick Access on Windows 11 by default instead of “This PC.”

File-Explorer-Quick-accessYou will need to click “This PC” to open the same, although there is nothing wrong with “Quick Access.” There is an option to configure the File Explorer on Windows 11 to open to This PC instead of Quick Access if you do not like this behavior of Windows 11. The Quick Access includes your frequent folders and recent files.

Windows-11-This-PCYou can see default folders (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos) and drivers or partitions.

This risewindows article will show you on opening “File Explorer” at “This PC” Instead of “Quick Access” on Windows 11.

How to Open “File Explorer” at “This PC” Instead of ” Quick Access” on Windows 11?

We need to follow the below-given steps to change the default “File Explorer” window to “This PC”:-

Step 1. First, press Windows + E keys from the keyboard together or open the File Explorer window by clicking on the icon at the taskbar.


Step 2. After that, click on the See more from the File Explorer window.

Step 3. Then, click on the Options from the drop-down menu.

File-Explorer-OptionsStep 4. The Folder Options window will open when you have completed the above steps.

Step 5. Now, Select This PC in the drop-down menu “Open File Explorer to.”


Step 6. Click on the Apply button.

Step 7. Lastly, click the OK button to complete the process.

Now, whenever you open File Explorer by clicking on its icon from the Windows 11 Taskbar or by using hotkey Windows + E, File Explorer opens at “This PC.” You can still access the“Quick Access” by clicking on the left sidebar of the “This PC” window.

Quick-access-on-This-PCThat’s it!!!

Also read: How to Open “File Explorer” at “This PC” Instead of ” Quick Access” on Windows 10?

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