Windows 10: Win+E does not open 'This PC' - how to remedy ?

  1.    29 Mar 2018 #1

    Win+E does not open 'This PC' - how to remedy ?


    I want to use the hotkey Win_e to open 'This PC' in a macro, but it does not work. Short of re-installing Windows I have unsuccessfully tried the suggestions I found in Google. I would enter the URL, except that last time I did that, my post was disabled on the grounds of spamming.
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  2.    29 Mar 2018 #2

    Win+E opens the File Explorer on my 10 Pro system
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  3.    29 Mar 2018 #3

    OK, try this, use the Win + E key to open the file explorer. Then goto the view tab, click options, and then change the Open File Explore to: This PC instead of File explorer.
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       29 Mar 2018 #4

    Sebastian42 said: View Post
    I want to use the hotkey Win_e to open 'This PC' in a macro, but it does not work.
    May I ask you a question ?

    Why do you bother to go "Win key +E" routine ?
    Don't you have the File Explorer icon at taskbar ? By default, your taskbar includes the File Explorer, unless you had unpinned it.
    Click it and it will lead you to File Explorer page.
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    If you want to open File Explorer to "This PC", you can use member play2mefish suggestion, post #3.

    Perhaps I misunderstood your issue ?
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  5.    29 Mar 2018 #5

    Win_e appears to have NO effect at all, so I can not use the suggestion above. Win_s ALSO has no effect.
    I want a keystroke rather than a mouse click, because it is to be used in a macro. I was hoping to reduce the process of triggering a checkdisk to just one mouse click.
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  6.    29 Mar 2018 #6

    Sebastian42 said: View Post
    Win_e appears to have NO effect at all, so I can not use the suggestion above. Win_s ALSO has no effect.
    I want a keystroke rather than a mouse click, because it is to be used in a macro. I was hoping to reduce the process of triggering a checkdisk to just one mouse click.
    What you really want is a way to start a checkdisk?
    Why not just create a shortcut on your desktop so all you have to do is to doubleclick the shortcut.

    Simple way to create is to right click the desktop, create new shortcut, enter the following: c:\windows\system32\chkdsk.exe c: /f

    Then save it with any name you want, and then double click away!
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  7.    29 Mar 2018 #7

    Why not ? because I did not know the simple formula you suggest.
    When I tried to run that shortcut, there was a momentary opening and closing of some window whose identity I could not determine. The checkdisk may well have happened, but without any feedback, I would not know.
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  8.    29 Mar 2018 #8

    Well, it probably has to be run to be with elevated privileges. Right click your shortcut and click on run as administrator. Then you will see a prompt asking you to press Y for yes or N no to run after the next reboot. Try that and let us know...
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  9.    29 Mar 2018 #9

    That is an improvement, but it has the disadvantage of requiring a second click.
    Also it reverts to an 'old' mechanism, where the checkdisk does not happen till a reboot, whereas the process I am trying to reduce to one click, happens within moments of activating it in Win10..
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