Open This PC instead of Quick Access in Windows 10 File Explorer

In Windows 10, File Explorer opens at the Quick Access folder by default. With build 9926, it is possible to change the File Explorer behavior and set it to Open This PC instead of Quick Access. Here is how.

How to Open This PC instead of Quick Access by default in File Explorer

Microsoft has added a new option which allows you to set File Explorer to open the This PC folder by default. You need to do the following:

  1. Open File Explorer.
    open file explorer windows 10
  2. Switch to the View Ribbon tab and click the Folder Options icon:
    folder options icon Windows 10
  3. Under the General tab in Folder options select This PC for the Open File Explorer to: drop down list:
    Windows 10 this pc by default vs quick access

You are done. Now press Win + E shortcut keys on the keyboard or just click on the File Explorer icon in the taskbar. It will open This PC for you:
this pc disable quick access Windows 10
That's it!

30 thoughts on “Open This PC instead of Quick Access in Windows 10 File Explorer

  1. Márcio Cattini

    Hello good sir,
    Any way to remove the changes done by your script in this tutorial? https://winaero.com/blog/open-this-pc-instead-of-home-in-windows-10-with-a-shortcut-and-hotkeys/

    Now Windows Key + E takes like 2 seconds to load, even after I changed the default settings as explained above.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Delete the ThisPCLauncher.exe in processes via the Task Manager, delete the file ThisPCLauncher.exe file from your startup folder and you are done.

      Reply
    2. Enamul

      Thanks for your help

      Reply
  2. Habetdin

    Tnx you, Happy Bulldozer! ;[

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Enjoy.

      Reply
  3. Oystein

    Thanks for the tip! Quick Access was pretty useless in my case.

    Reply
  4. anomn

    Great thanks. You are my hero of the day

    Reply
  5. Tim

    Thank you sir!

    Reply
  6. Danny C

    Thank you! This really makes everything so much easier for me (:

    Reply
  7. Umit

    Thank you very much.

    Reply
  8. Chanakya Korlakunta

    Thank you very much mate keep posting stuff like this

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Don’t mention it.

      Reply
  9. Behnam

    thank you so much

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      don’t mention it

      Reply
  10. Nayeem Shaikh

    Thakns……!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      don’t mention it.

      Reply
  11. Maxim

    Thank you) I have found what needed)

    Reply
  12. Mim sin

    Tnxxx a lot.i read lots of sites buts this is the best solution

    Reply
  13. kaumudi

    Thanks a lot.. it was really a headache to me!

    Reply
  14. win10user

    Win+E changes – very useful – much better than Quick Access which just confused things

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Yep, I prefer the This PC folder too.

      Reply
  15. Nehil

    it’s Great , Thanks.

    Reply
  16. Pravat Kumar Bera

    helpful………………… thanks

    Reply
  17. Zeshan Khan

    You are the man. Thank you very much sir.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You’re most welcome

      Reply
  18. Neil Bilala

    Thank you !! You explained it really nice and it works.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thanks for your kind feedback.

      Reply
  19. Majuto Mbedule

    Thanks it help me

    Reply
  20. Achin Agrawal

    Thanks for the help.

    Reply
  21. rookie

    Thanks for the helpful tip. The shortcut to quick access was not at all useful to my workflow.

    Reply

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