How to Open This PC in Windows 11

By default, Windows 11 File Explorer opens Quick access.

If you want File Explorer to open This PC instead of Quick access, follow the steps below.

How to Open This PC instead of Quick Access

Here are the steps:

Open the File Explorer Options. You can complete this task by following these steps: Open Run by pressing Windows + R. Type control folders and press the Enter key.

Open the drop-down list next to “Open File Explorer to.”

Select “This PC.”

Hit the OK button at the bottom.

That’s all. Now, launch File Explorer by pressing Windows + E, and you’ll find This PC instead of Quick access.

Note: If you prefer the default setting, select “Quick access” from the above-mentioned drop-down list, then click OK at the bottom.

How to Open This PC instead of Quick Access using Registry Editor

Launch the Registry Editor. Before proceeding, I recommend taking a backup of the Registry.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced.

Locate LaunchTo in the right pane and double-click it.

Provide 1 (For This PC) or 2 (For Quick access) in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Thanks for reading.


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