Windows 10: file explorer--seeing drives

Discus and support file explorer--seeing drives in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When I open file explorer via right click on start menu, it opens to 'quick access'--frequent folders and recent files. I want to see my drives and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by DWFII, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. DWFII Win User

    file explorer--seeing drives


    When I open file explorer via right click on start menu, it opens to 'quick access'--frequent folders and recent files.

    I want to see my drives and partitions. A file and folder tree. While convenient, I'm less interested in recent files and frequent folders. I hate that kind of hand-holding.

    Is there any way to change what is displayed when file explorer is opened?

    :)
     
    DWFII, Dec 11, 2019
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  2. KomouPoji Win User

    how to copy files from the CD to the Computer drive

    Hi Hankriegler,

    I would suggest you to follow the steps below:


    • Press Windows key + X.

    • Click file explorer from the list.

    • Select the CD/DVD drive and hit Enter.

    • Select the files you want to copy from the CD/DVD, then select the drive where you want to paste or save.
    I hope the information is helpful.

    Thank you.
     
    KomouPoji, Dec 11, 2019
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  3. File Explorer- no drive letters are listed.

    The File Explorer in Windows 10, shows the Frequent folders list and Recent files list by default. You can view the drives by clicking on This PC tab on the left site of the File Explorer. But if you wish the File Explorer
    to open This PC showing drives list by default, then follow these steps:

    1. In Windows 10, open a new File Explorer window and click the View tab from the ribbon toolbar.

    2. In the View tab, find and click on Options, listed by default on the far right side of the ribbon.

    3. In the Folder Options window, make sure you’re on the General tab and then find the drop-down box labeled Open File Explorer To. Click the drop-down menu and select This PC. Click OK to
    save your changes and close the window. Now your File Explorer opens to Drives list by default.

    Hope this helps!
     
    JohnCalton, Dec 11, 2019
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  4. file explorer--seeing drives

    Windows Phone Drive Missing in File Explorer

    Hi Gordon,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Let me help you.



    Please share the details.


    • Are you able to see the device in file explorer?

    • What is the status when you click on the phone icon in file explorer?

    • Do you receive any error code or error message on the screen?


    I suggest you to run Hardware Troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter.



    Follow these steps to run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.


    • Type Troubleshooting in the search box at the
      Taskbar.

    • Select Troubleshooting under Settings from the search results.

    • Now click on View All option present on top left corner.

    • Click on Hardware and Device Troubleshooter
      and follow the onscreen steps.


    Keep us posted on the issue. We will be happy to assist you accordingly.
     
    Aswin_Anand, Dec 11, 2019
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