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  1. ratedx Win User

    Add or Remove File Explorer on Taskbar in Windows 10


    How to: Add or Remove File Explorer on Taskbar in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove File Explorer on Taskbar in Windows 10


    File Explorer (Win+E), previously known as Windows Explorer, is a file manager application that is included with Windows 10.

    File Explorer is pinned to the taskbar by default in Windows 10.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the File Explorer icon on the taskbar for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Pin (add) File Explorer to the Taskbar
    • Option Two: To Unpin (remove) File Explorer from the Taskbar




    OPTION ONE [/i] To Pin (add) File Explorer to the Taskbar

    *note This is the default setting.
    1. Open the Start menu (*Start).

    2. Expand open the Windows System folder in the All apps list. (see screenshot below)

    3. Right click or press and hold on File Explorer, click/tap on More, and click/tap on Pin to taskbar.


    Add or Remove File Explorer on Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Unpin (remove) File Explorer from the Taskbar
    1. Right click or press and hold on the File Explorer icon on the taskbar, and click/tap on Unpin from taskbar. (see screenshot below)


    Add or Remove File Explorer on Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    ratedx, Apr 18, 2017
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Arun B J Win User
    Cannot launch File Explorer from taskbar in Windows 10

    Hi Juzzy,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    • First unpin the File Explorer from the task bar.
    • Press Windows + E.
    • And right click on File Explorer in the taskbar.
    • And Pin the File Explorer to Taskbar and Check if it helps.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
    Arun B J, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Ralph Sta Win User

    Add or Remove File Explorer on Taskbar in Windows 10

    File explorer icon from taskbar dissappears while working on it

    Hi,

    To assist you with your concern, we suggest you pin the File Explorer from the Start Menu by following these steps:

    • Click the Start Menu.
    • Right-click File Explorer.
    • Choose Pin to taskbar.

    If you need further assistance, feel free to reply to this post.
     
    Ralph Sta, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. corrywd Win User
    Cannot Remove File From File Explorers Recent Files List

    I'm using Windows 10 and have always been able to remove files from the file explorer's recent files list. The file is listed as FileProvider and it is located in the ThisPC/downloads directory. Any other file is readily deleted from the list by the usual
    procedure. This file is not. Any suggestions?

    THANKS
     
    corrywd, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. File Explorer missing with Windows 10

    Hi Maria,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are facing issues with Windows 10. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

    The issue could occur if File Explorer is unpinned from the taskbar due to change in system settings.

    To assist you better, please provide us the below information:

    • Is the issue specific with File Explorer?

    If you have not tried to pin the File Explorer icon, then I suggest you to perform the below steps and check if it helps.

    1. Click on Search bar.

    2. Type "File Explorer" without the quotes in the search bar and right click on it.

    3. Then click on Pin to taskbar.

    Reply to us with the information, so that we can assist you better.

    Let us know if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Oct 27, 2019
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