How to Open File Explorer in Windows 11


One of the essential part of windows 10 and Windows 11 is file explorer which help us to manage our folders and files. In Windows 11 file explorer as an  updated version with minimum menu that shows only basic commands. So, it becomes more difficult to find the customize file explorer. And it is not pinned to our taskbar, it isn’t an obvious how to launch it. So in this post we are providing 5 easy ways to open file explorer in Windows 11.

How to Open File Explorer in windows 11

Follow below steps to open file explorer in windows 11 or windows 10 and different methods to open file explorer.

Press Windows+X or Right Click start 

When you press Windows+X or Right click start button on your taskbar, a hidden “poweruser” option will displayed. From that choose ‘file explorer’ from the appeared list, and file explorer will opened.

Press Windows+E

One of the easiest or shortest way to open file explorer in pc is by pressing Windows+E  at a time, immediately it open file explorer.

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Using Control Panel

In order to access file explorer via control panel then follow the below steps

  • Firstly, open control panel
  • Now tap on appearance and personalization option
  • Next, tap on file explorer 

Using Start Menu

If you want to open file explorer in Windows 11. For this, click the start button on your taskbar, next enter file explorer in that. Once you find the file explorer, then tap on its icon or simply click on enter, now your file explorer will opened.

Add a Special Start Menu Shortcut 

If you want to have quick access to file explorer in Windows 11 then you can add a start menu shortcut have lives in our start menu. To perform this task, open settings, which is navigated to personalization  followed by start option Next folder option. After that on your folder screen, flip the switch beside file explorer to ON. Next if you want to open file explorer a small icon at the bottom of the menu.

Rajeshwari Chiluveru
Rajeshwari Chiluveru
Rajeshwari is Senior Content Writer, Author, and Also Senior Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web and She has a Degree in Bachelor of Technology (Btech) and (Master of Technology) Mtech from JNTU and is a real time expert. She writes about technology guides and troubleshooting guides (tips and Solutions) and helps users to solve issues easily. She has expertise in this area for more than 5+ years of experience and enthusiastic to provide troubleshooting tips and fixes and how to articles on Tech Related subjects like iPhone, Android, iOS, Smart tv and other tech related solutions and easy methods to fix.

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