Windows 10: set default open folder in Windows File Explorer

Discus and support set default open folder in Windows File Explorer in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I've searched the internet and tried lots of things, but I cannot set a default opening folder for Windows File Explorer in Windows 10. Please advise.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Jack-C, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Jack-C Win User

    set default open folder in Windows File Explorer


    I've searched the internet and tried lots of things, but I cannot set a default opening folder for Windows File Explorer in Windows 10.

    Please advise.

    And thanks.

    :)
     
    Jack-C, Jun 14, 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, Jun 14, 2019
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  3. dalchina Win User
    File explorer - setting a default opening screen to particular folder


    Hi, this article, which you may have read, discusses this issue; although it may not achieve precisely what you want, it comes close.
    Two ways to make Windows 10 File Explorer open specific folders - TechRepublic

    More here:
    Set Default Folder When Opening Explorer in Windows 10

    From another point of view, you'll probably also be aware of programs that offer favourites list, common across a range of file managers and open/save boxes etc such as Listary.
     
    dalchina, Jun 14, 2019
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  4. set default open folder in Windows File Explorer

    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, Jun 14, 2019
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