Windows 10, a new rejuvenating operating system that makes both the UI and performance lovers happy. Microsoft ported almost all of the Windows OS system elements into the new modern app platform in Windows 10. Though those changes attract the users eyes, sometimes, it gives pains to the users while using this new platform. ‘This PC’ is one of that kinds.
Despite Microsoft has brought new features in every new Windows versions, they did not make any changes over Windows Explorer (My computer) screen until Windows 8. However, The Windows 10 is the first ever Redmond’s operating system that is completely revamped “My computer” into a new concept.
This time, Microsoft provides two different type of Windows Explorer to the users. One is “File Manager” that shows only the recently viewed files and quick access to the screen. Another one is This PC that shows computer drives and network location as like Windows 7. By default, Windows 10 only displays the “File Explorer” that is annoying for sometimes. If you also feel the same, follow the below tutorial to show This PC instead of Quick access to get the computer drives.
Guide to set This PC as default Windows Explorer instead of Quick access to show drives:
1. Open your Windows Explorer by pressing Windows Key +E and Go to the View tab.
2. Select or tap on the Options menu which is listed under the View tab. Once you got the Folder Options box, go to the General tab.
3. Select This PC under the “Open File Explorer to” list box and hit enter Apply button. That’s it. Now your Windows 10 system will automatically open This PC windows instead of opening Quick access while pressing the Windows key + E.
Additional tweaks for Windows 10 file explorer:
Hide recently used files and frequently used files in Quick access:
If you want to use the file manager without recently used files and frequently used files, Go to view tab-> select Options. Go to the privacy section under the General tab and uncheck Show recently used files in Quick access or Show frequently used files in Quick access based on your requirements.
Clear Recently used files and frequently used history in File Explorer:
To clear history in the Windows 10 file manager, again go to the View tab and select Options to open the folder options windows. Once you got the folder options windows, go to General->Privacy and click on the Clear button.
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