Windows 10: How do i change the default dir when i open up windows explorer

  1.    06 May 2016 #1

    How do i change the default dir when i open up windows explorer


    My C: is for OS only
    My E: is for all my stuff

    I am tired of opening up explorer only to have to click serveral times to get to E:
    For example it says quick access or thispc. I want it to default to E: when i open up explorer

    Is it possible, and how do i do that?

    Thanks dave
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  2. Posts : 2,724
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       06 May 2016 #2

    Are you opening File explorer on the Taskbar? If so, by right clicking on the icon you will probably find the E:\folders (the ones you use the most) are listed and you can select them. This should save a few clicks.
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  3.    06 May 2016 #3

    You can also create a shortcut of explorer.exe replace the doohickey in there with: E:\ -- save the changes and test it to make sure. You can create any number of such "aimed" explorer shortcuts and store 'em in your utilities folder.
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  4. Posts : 5,151
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483
       07 May 2016 #4

    Open File Explorer. Right click on E: and drag to Desktop then release button. Select Create shortcuts here.

    That will place an icon on your Desktop that when clicked takes you directly to E:.
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  5. Posts : 2,673
    Windows 10.4 Home 1703 x64 16288.1000
       08 May 2016 #5

    Set Explorer to open in Quick access and pin to Quick access any folder you want, E drive included.

    File Explorer - Open to 'This PC' or 'Quick access' - Windows 10 Forums

    Pin, remove, and customize in Quick access - Windows Help -

    Optionally, you can use a third party explorer, which is way more customizable.

    Best Free Alternatives to Windows Explorer
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