in Windows 7, 8 & 8.1 I used to use shortcut key combination of Win+E to open Windows Explorer. But in Windows 10, i see that Win+E opens Quick Access location by default.

Is there anyway to set Default Location as This PC (Windows Explorer) for Win+E.

ps - I've already visited this links but as you can see non of these addresses Windows 10.

Can I change the location that Windows key + E opens to (Windows 7 specific)?

Is there a way to set up a default folder for Windows Explorer?


3 Answers 3


If you click File at top left then click Change Folder and search options, you can change it to only two options This PC or Quick Access


It's old but I guess still needed.. So, as illustrated in the picture. Open Explorer and go to View -> Options -> General. Change Open File Explorer to This PC. That's all.

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Alternative process with Registry editor::

  • Go to this Registry key [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced].

  • Find the DWORD value LaunchTo.

  • If you want to set it in Quick Access change the registry data 2

  • If you want to set it in This PC change the registry data 1

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