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Changing The Default File View for Windows 10 File Explorer

By January 2, 2018September 16th, 2020Blog, Microsoft, Windows
Windows File Explorer Quick Access

When working with customers, I frequently hear complaints about the Windows 10 default File Explorer view for Quick Access when opening a new File Explorer window.

Defualt File View Quick Access Screenshot

There is a very simple and quick fix to have File Explorer windows open to “This PC” instead of “Quick access”.
Open Folder Options by navigating to File>Options.

File Explorer Folder Options Screenshot
In the Open File Explorer pulldown field, change the option from “Quick access to “This PC”.

Change Default file View to This PC Screenshot

Now the default view for File Explorer is back to the PC View.

File Explorer Default View This PC

Lucas Guth, PEI

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