File Explorer is one of the most frequently accessed by the user. The user might want to access the device connected and the files stored in the drive frequently. To enable instant access to the drives, you might want to change the default view of the file explorer to the drives. Here is how you can change the file explorer default view in the Windows 10 system.
Click ‘File Explorer’ Icon
Firstly, Click the ‘File Explorer’ icon that is located in the taskbar as shown below. You can access this option using the 'Start' menu as well.
File Explorer shows ‘Recent File’
The file explorer, by default, will show you the ‘Recently Accessed Files’ as well as the recently accessed folders. You might want to change the view of this file explorer.
Click ‘This PC’ Icon
Now, click the ‘This PC’ option as shown below. On clicking this option, you will be able to see the devices and drives that are available in your Windows 10 system.
Click the ‘View’ menu option
Now, you click the ‘View’ menu option as shown below in order to change the file explorer default view in your Windows 10 system.
Select the ‘System’ option to view the available option. You will find the 'System' option among the options that are available under the 'View' menu.
Click ‘Change Folder and Search Options’
You have to click the ‘Change Folder and Search Options’ to change the settings related to the default view of the file explorer.
Click ‘General’ Option
In the folder options dialog box, you have to click the ‘General’ tab.
Click ‘This PC’ option
You have to click the ‘This PC’ option from the drop-down menu of ‘Open File Explorer’ option
Click ‘OK’ option
Click the ‘OK’ option to save the chosen file explorer default view in the Windows 10 system.
File Explorer default view change to ‘PC’
Now, you will find the default view of the file explorer to be your ‘PC’ with the device and drives information
You can now change the file explorer default view in Windows 10 by following the above steps.