How to Make File Explorer Open to “This PC” By Default in Windows 10

The File Explorer by default opens to Quick Access (replaces "Favorites" in previous Windows versions) by default. Quick Access is a section where you can place shortcuts to your favorite folders. Quick Access also displays recently viewed files and frequently used folders. If you want File Explorer to open to "This PC" by default, you can do so using Folder Options.

Start File Explorer, and click the File menu.

Click Folder and search options

In the Folder Options dialog that opens, select This PC in the Open File Explorer to: drop down box, and click OK.

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