How to access This PC from Quick Access using the keyboard in Windows 10

Most of the times, I operate my PCs a lot with the keyboard. Whether it's Windows or Linux, I can do things faster with a keyboard. For example, I use Win+E to open Explorer. In Windows 10, Explorer has 2 home locations - This PC and Quick Access. The default is Quick Access. Although you can change the default, I find Quick Access useful as it contains recent files and frequent folders. But there are times when I need to access This PC quickly. I would like to share a fast method to open This PC using only the keyboard.

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.

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