Windows 10: This PC Properties not available from Windows Explorer

Discus and support This PC Properties not available from Windows Explorer in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; On my desktop is an icon for "This PC". Right clicking it & choosing Properties opens the control panel/systems. I right clicked the icon & chose "Pin... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by phrab, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. phrab Win User

    This PC Properties not available from Windows Explorer


    On my desktop is an icon for "This PC". Right clicking it & choosing Properties opens the control panel/systems. I right clicked the icon & chose "Pin to Quick access", which it did. However, when I right click "This PC" in Explorer under Quick access/frequent folders OR click it in the navigation pane, I get a message "The properties for this item are not available."

    Is this normal or am I missing something? (I suppose both could be true*Confused)

    :)
     
    phrab, Aug 31, 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, Aug 31, 2019
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  3. jjmwjr366 Win User
    Microsoft Properties

    Hi Greg,

    I followed your Task Manager steps and restarted the computer but the issue was still there.

    Then I went to the first link you suggested and saw the options available. I elected to go to Microsoft Support to see if they had any File Explorer options available and they did. I downloaded the Mighty File Explorer. Using it, I checked the Properties
    of the external drive in question and it was able to see and list the size of the folder correctly! Thank you for your time. This solves the issue.

    If you see a need for me to explore the other recommendations that you gave, let me know.

    Thanks again!
     
    jjmwjr366, Aug 31, 2019
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  4. This PC Properties not available from Windows Explorer

    Windows Explorer Replacement?

    are you running IE7? if not that wouold be my first suggestion,upgrade to ie7 that can fix some stability issues with windows explorer
     
    Athlon2K15, Aug 31, 2019
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