Windows 10: Win Key + E (My computer) Solved

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  1.    13 Oct 2014 #1

    Win Key + E (My computer)

    The shortcut Win Key + E was going to my computer with all previous versions of windows. Now it goes to home…
    Does anybody know how to customize this?
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  2. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 build 9879
       02 Nov 2014 #2

    I see nobody has been able to answer this. I will apologize in advance because I also have not found a way, yet, to do exactly what you want. However, I have found a workaround that is sufficient for my needs until we do find the exact answer.

    I created a new shortcut on the desktop and put the following command line in it:

    %windir%\explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

    I tested it and it works the way I want: opens File Explorer to This PC instead of Home.

    I unpinned the original File Explorer icon from the Task Bar and pinned the new shortcut to the Task Bar.

    I placed it as the third icon from the left in the Task Bar so now I just type Win + 3 (instead of Win + E; it's physically close to the same key and sort of mnemonic ) to launch File Explorer that opens in This PC. Not perfect but better.

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  3. Posts : 6
    Arch Linux/Windows 10 10.0.x RTM
       02 Nov 2014 #3

    Challenge accepted (c)

    Here is the autohotkey script to rebind Win + E
    #SingleInstance, Force
    #e::Run, explorer.exe shell:::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    Compile with Autohotkey
    Use my compiled binary from HERE

    Run the compiled exe file. Win + E will open This PC.
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  4.    28 Jul 2015 #4

    Go to folder option and select "Open File Explorer to:" to "This PC"
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  5. wzor's Avatar
    Posts : 116
    Windows 10 Home Insider Preview
       28 Jul 2015 #5

    "As of build 9926 (at least - it may have been an earlier build), this is configurable via the GUI.
    Open Explorer and go to View -> Options -> General
    Change Open File Explorer to This PC" - Taz

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  6. PlatypusKnight's Avatar
    Posts : 105
    Dual boot: Win 10 Home; Win 8.1 Pro
       22 Sep 2015 #6

    Thank you so much @wzor
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  7. wzor's Avatar
    Posts : 116
    Windows 10 Home Insider Preview
       22 Sep 2015 #7

    PlatypusKnight said: View Post
    Thank you so much @wzor
    Happy to help
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  8.    29 Mar 2016 #8

    Thank you..simply done!!!

    psy07 said: View Post
    Go to folder option and select "Open File Explorer to:" to "This PC"
    Thank you..simply done!!!
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  9. wzor's Avatar
    Posts : 116
    Windows 10 Home Insider Preview
       29 Mar 2016 #9

    thinkforbetter said: View Post
    Thank you..simply done!!!
    You're welcome, but don't bump old threads in the future Just give people their respective reputation. Now this thread poped up in the feed again, and as it is old and solved, it may be little annoying for some users :)
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  10.    30 Apr 2016 #10

    Goto Folder options>General>Open file explorer to>"Change it to "This PC"

    Simple and elegant solution
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