Explorer pane shows desktop as root, instead of "this PC"


  1. Posts : 16
    windows 10 pro 64 bit
       #1

    Explorer pane shows desktop as root, instead of "this PC"


    Beneath the quick access list in navigator, all I have is 'desktop'. Everything else is under that. But all the pics I've seen of windows 10 show 'this PC' as the top level link. I would much prefer that. "desktop' ends up being twice in the tree, and removable media twice as well. Well, actually desktop is right inside my user folder too!

    Anybody know a fix? It's impossible to search for, as all the search terms bring up much more common problems.

    I wish I could just decide in a simple way what is shown in this pane and in what order!!!

    !Explorer pane shows desktop as root, instead of "this PC"-navigatorshowsdesktop.png

    thanks
    -eric
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 12,487
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    I unpinned the File Explorer icon from the Taskbar then created a new shortcut to My PC and pinned it to the Taskbar.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 16
    windows 10 pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    That does not work for me. I get the exact same layout of the navigation pane, no matter what I use to create it.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 16
    windows 10 pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I even went to folder options and set the root to 'this PC' instead of quick access, and it still shows the desktop as root.

    I don't want to have to see all my desktop folders, just to see my drives!!
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 959
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #5

    View tab -> Navigation Pnae button -> uncheck "Show all folders"

    Explorer pane shows desktop as root, instead of "this PC"-screenshot-64-.png

    Keith
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 16
    windows 10 pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thank you, that was it!!!
      My Computer


 

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