Windows 10: How to change the default file explorer in windows 10?

Discus and support How to change the default file explorer in windows 10? in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I know that it can be done using the option 'change defaults using protocols' from the settings menu. However, I can see only the default explorer... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by uchchay, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. uchchay Win User

    How to change the default file explorer in windows 10?


    I know that it can be done using the option 'change defaults using protocols' from the settings menu. However, I can see only the default explorer there along with an option to add one from the store. That isn't what I want to do. I enabled the new Explorer you guys made (It's friggin' awesome btw) by typing

    'explorer shell:AppsFolder\c5e2524a-ea46-4f67-841f-6a9465d9d515_cw5n1h2txyewy!App'. in the run box, and have it pinned to the taskbar. But, it doesn't show up in the options to set default apps. Is there a way to do this? I don't want to mess with the registry and as far as my knowledge goes, it isn't a good idea to mess with it (which I of course learnt the hard way��)

    :)
     
    uchchay, Oct 21, 2019
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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 21, 2019
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  3. File Explorer default veiw setting Win 10 Pro

    Hi Bob,

    You can change the default settings of your File Explorer view. If you would like to sort it by Date, we suggest that you follow the steps below:

    • Go to Start, type File Explorer.
    • Select View located at the top of the address bar.
    • Locate Sort by.
    • Select Date.
    • Choose between Ascending and Descending.
    • Close the File Explorer and check back if the changes applied.

    Let us know if you need anything else. We're here to help.
     
    Ronalene Mat, Oct 21, 2019
    #3
  4. How to change the default file explorer in windows 10?

    Change How Folders Open By Default (My laptop keeps using CMD)

    Hi,

    Sorry for the delayed response. I suggest you to set File Explorer as the Default program and check if that helps. To do this, refer the steps given below.

    • Open Control Panel.
    • Search for Default Programs.
    • Go to Default Programs.
    • Look for File Explorer towards the left pane and select it.
    • Set this as default program and apply changes.
    • Check if the issue persists.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Arvind Ram, Oct 21, 2019
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