Ever wish My Computer would Explore instead of Open?


When you double-click on My Computer, it never shows the folders or Explorer bar.  When you right-click on My Computer and Explore, it does.  Here’s how to make Explore the default choice.  Double-click on My Computer, go to Tools, Folder Options, File Types, and find the file type of FOLDER with extension of (NONE).  Click Advanced, Explore, Set Default.  To imagine the possibilities, look at Advanced for the .DOC extension and see how to create your own.


Comments (10)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Source: Tips, Tricks and Technology for the Field When you double-click on My Computer, it never shows the folders or Explorer bar. When you right-click on My Computer and Explore, it does. Here’s how to make Explore the default choice.

  2. AndrewSeven says:

    I only use Win+E

  3. jas says:

    how do i put it back to to the normal way???

  4. Susan says:

    Whey I get to Advanced, and None, the only option offered is "file", and if I type in "explore" it demands to know what function to run this in. I’m lost.

  5. John Roller says:

    To put it back, click Open and set it to default instead.

  6. John Roller says:

    Be sure to choose Folder, NOT File Folder.

  7. Beto Loayza says:

    "To put it back, click Open and set it to default instead."

    I tried to, but the default tab is vanished for this option.

  8. John Roller says:

    Try this:

    Hold down the Windows key and type an E

    Go up to Folders and down to Options

    Click on the File Types tab

    Then double-click on (none) Folder – not File Folder

    Click on Advanced

    You should see two actions, Explore and Open

    Click on your choice and set it to default.

  9. Lenny says:

    I have done this to but it keeps opening the "search folder" screen……I have done it right but cant get rid of this ,,,,default is set on "open" ???? This relly sux lol

  10. John Roller says:

    If you have an issue where it only searches, it’s because you accidentally clicked on File Folder instead of Folder, send me e-mail offline.