This post shows how to add “Explore” to the desktop right-click menu. This tip is especially for users who hide the desktop icons for a plain desktop but want to quickly access the Desktop folder when required, without toggling the Show Desktop Icons option in the context menu.
Add “Explore” to the Desktop Right-Click menu
Download desktop-explore.zip, unzip and extract the contents to a folder. Double-click desktop-explore.reg to run it. This adds the Explore option to the Desktop right-click menu, which when clicked, opens Windows Explorer with focus on the Desktop folder.
(Works in Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10.)
You may also create shortcut with the following target, place it in the Quick Launch toolbar or Pin it to Start menu or Taskbar for easy access.
(See also: Shell Commands to access special folders)
The above command launches Explorer with the entire Desktop namespace view, thus showing the contents of the Public Desktop and User Desktop.
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