File Explorer is an integral part of Windows 11 that helps you organize your files and folders. But, if it is not attached to your taskbar, it is not always clear how to launch it. Here are five easy ways to launch File Explorer in Windows 11.
Fastest way: Press Windows + E.
At any time using your computer, Windows and “E.” Press the key together, and a File Explorer window will pop up immediately. It could not be easier! This shortcut also works in Windows 10 and extends back to Windows 95.
Related: How to open File Explorer with a keyboard shortcut on Windows 10.
Right-click Start or press Windows + X.
If you right-click the Start button in your taskbar (or press Windows + X on your keyboard), a hidden “Power user” A menu will appear. From the list “File Explorer” Select, and File Explorer will open.
Related: How to edit the One + X menu in Windows 8 and 10.
Find the Start menu.
You can also find File Explorer in the Start menu. To do this, click the Start button on your taskbar, then on your keyboard “File Explorer” Type when you “File Explorer” When you see the result, either click on its icon or just press Enter, and File Explorer will launch.
Use a command prompt or runbox.
You can also open File Explorer from the command line. After opening the command prompt, “explorer.exe” Or just “Explorer” Type and press Enter. Your File Explorer window “This PC” Will open on location. If you have Windows + r “Run” In the box “explorer.exe” The same trick works when you type.
Related: Here are 10 ways to open a command prompt in Windows 10.
Add a special Start Menu shortcut.
In Windows 11, you can add a special shortcut to File Explorer that resides in your Start menu. To do this, open Windows Settings (press Windows + I), then go to Personalization> Start> Folders. On the folder screen, “File Explorer” Switch with “On” Flip over
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The next time you open Start, you’ll see a small Outline File Explorer icon with a power icon at the bottom of the menu. Click on it, and File Explorer will open. Congratulations on discovering!
Related: How to add a folder shortcut to the Start menu on Windows 11.