How to Open File Explorer in Windows 10

You’ll see eight different ways to accomplish this, as well as how to create a File Explorer shortcut. Let’s get started.

Method #1

In the taskbar, click the Folder icon.

Method #2

Open the File Explorer by pressing Windows + E.

Method #3

Click on “Windows Tools” in the Start menu.

Double-click on the computer that will launch the File Explorer that opens with This PC.

Method #4

Open the Start menu.

File Explorer appears in your search results when you type file. Click on it.

Method #5

The explorer command opens File Explorer in Windows 10, and you can use it in the following programs:

  • Run
  • Command Prompt
  • Task Manager (Click File > Run new task option to use the command)

Method #6

Access the Power User menu by right-clicking the Start button or holding Windows and X keys together.

Choose the File Explorer option, which you’ll find between Settings and Search.

Method #7

Go to the C: > Windows folder and double-click on the “explorer” file.

Method #8

On the taskbar, click the Cortana button.

Enter file explorer and then press Enter.

How to Create a File Explorer Shortcut

Here, I’m creating a desktop shortcut to open File Explorer.

Right-click on an empty area on the desktop.

Select New > Shortcut.

Type explorer and then hit the Next button.

If you do not like the suggested name, then please provide the name you prefer.

Click on the Finish button.

All done. You’ll see the shortcut on the desktop now.