Nine Ways To Open File Explorer In Windows 10

Introduction

 
File Explorer is a way for users to access files and folders in Windows OS. In Windows 10, File Explorer comes with a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows users to manage and access files and folders stored on the device.
 
According to Wikipedia: "A file manager or file explorer is a computer program that provides a user interface to manage files and folders. The most common operations performed on files or groups of files include creating, opening, renaming, copying, moving, deleting and searching for files, as well as modifying there properties and file permissions. Files and folders may be displayed in a hierarchical tree based on their directory structure."
 
For Windows 10, here are some notable changes in File Explorer.
  • OneDrive is now a part of File Explorer.
  • File Explorer provides your recently-used files and folders in one place.
This tutorial will show you the various ways to open File Explorer In Windows 10. This detailed article will cover the following topics.
  1. Introduction
  2. Various Different Methods
  3. Conclusion

Method 1 - Using Keyboard Shortcut

 
Using keyboard shortcuts, the best way to open File Explorer is to press the "Windows + E" key to search for files and folders from there. This is the easiest way to quickly open File Explorer if your mouse is not working or missing or you really want to use keyboard shortcuts.
 
By using the keyboard shortcut "Windows + E", file explorer can be open by the user in a simple way.
 

Method 2 - Via Run

 
The simplest way to access the File Explorer is RUN Command. Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
From the Start Menu, open the Run dialog box or you can press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.
 
Step 2
 
Type "Explorer" and press enter button to open it.
 
RUN Command
 

Method 3 - Via Command Prompt (Cmd)

 
By using the Command Prompt, the user can easily access to the File Explorer. Follow the below instructions to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
Open Command Prompt.
 
Step 2
 
Type "Explorer" and press the enter button to open it.
 
CMD
 

Method 4 - Via Windows Powershell

 
By using the Windows PowerShell, the user can easily access the File Explorer. Follow the below instructions to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
Open Windows PowerShell. (Alternatively, you can press the "Windows + X" key and click on the "Windows PowerShell").
 
Step 2
 
Type "Explorer" and press enter button to open it.
 
Windows PowerShell
 

Method 5 - Via its Icon in Taskbar

 
Sometimes, it is very important for developers or software engineers to get into File Explorer very fast. Here, the taskbar pinned file explorer plays an important role, as it also shows frequently used (recently) files and folders. To open it, click on the "File Explorer" app pinned to the taskbar.
 
Via Taskbar
 
To know more about how to pin any app in taskbar, visit.
 

Method 6 - Via Hidden Start Menu

 
Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
Press the "Windows + X" key to open the Quick Access menu (Hidden Start Menu).
 
Step 2
 
Click on "File Explorer" to open it.
 
Hidden Start Menu
 

Method 7 - Via Searching

 
Searching in Windows 10 is the easiest way to access any app. Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
From the search bar, type "File Explorer" and press enter to open it.
 
Via Searching
 

Method 8 - Using Start Menu

 
Opening any app from the Start menu is a well known method of the Windows PC. Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
Press (click on) the Start Menu button.
 
Step 2
 
Navigate to the following, Start Menu > Windows Security > File Explorer.
 
Using Start Menu
 

Method 9 - Using Task Manager

 
Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
Press "Ctrl + Shift + Esc" key or "Ctrl + Alt + Del" key to open the "Task Manager".
 
Step 2
 
Click on File > Run New Task option.
 
Task Manager
 
Step 3
 
"Create New Task" window will appear on the screen. Simply type "explorer" here and press the enter button to open it.
 
Task Manager Command
 
Congratulations! You have learned 9 ways to access the File Explorer In Windows 10 PC.
 
File Explorer
 

Conclusion

 
By following any of the above methods, you can open File Explorer in Windows 10.
 
To know more about various different tips and tricks of windows 10, visit Windows 10 Tips and Tricks.
 
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