Tech Tips for the Field

by John Roller

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Ever wish My Computer would Explore instead of Open?

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When you double-click on My Computer, it never shows the folders or Explorer bar.  When you right-click on My Computer and Explore, it does.  Here’s how to make Explore the default choice.  Double-click on My Computer, go to Tools, Folder Options, File Types, and find the file type of FOLDER with extension of (NONE).  Click Advanced, Explore, Set Default.  To imagine the possibilities, look at Advanced for the .DOC extension and see how to create your own.

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  • I only use Win+E

  • Source: Tips, Tricks and Technology for the Field When you double-click on My Computer, it never shows the folders or Explorer bar. When you right-click on My Computer and Explore, it does. Here’s how to make Explore the default choice.

  • how do i put it back to to the normal way???

  • Whey I get to Advanced, and None, the only option offered is "file", and if I type in "explore" it demands to know what function to run this in. I'm lost.

  • To put it back, click Open and set it to default instead.

  • Be sure to choose Folder, NOT File Folder.

  • "To put it back, click Open and set it to default instead."

    I tried to, but the default tab is vanished for this option.

  • Try this:

    Hold down the Windows key and type an E
    Go up to Folders and down to Options
    Click on the File Types tab
    Then double-click on (none) Folder - not File Folder
    Click on Advanced
    You should see two actions, Explore and Open
    Click on your choice and set it to default.

  • I have done this to but it keeps opening the "search folder" screen......I have done it right but cant get rid of this ,,,,default is set on "open" ???? This relly sux lol

  • If you have an issue where it only searches, it's because you accidentally clicked on File Folder instead of Folder, send me e-mail offline.