8 Ways to Open File Explorer in Windows 10
I suppose every Windows user knows how to open File Explorer. The most straightforward and frequently used method is through taskbar. Now this post summarizes eight ways to open File Explorer in Windows 10. Interested friends can look.
- Way 1: from taskbar
- Way 2: by keyboard shortcuts
- Way 3: from WinX Menu
- Way 4: from Start menu
- Way 5: using Cortana
- Way 6: by Run dialog
- Way 7: by Command Prompt
- Way 8: via Task Manager
Way 1: from taskbar
Normally, the File Explorer shortcut icon is displayed on Windows 10 taskbar. Click the icon to open File Explorer.
Way 2: by keyboard shortcuts
Simultaneously press Win + E keyboard shortcut and then File Explorer will open.
Way 3: from WinX menu
WinX menu is a new feature from Windows 8. Sometimes it is also called Quick Access Menu, from which you can quickly access some apps, including the File Explorer. Right click on the Win logo in the lower left corner of Windows 10 desktop or press Win + X key combination to open WinX menu. Then click File Explorer.
Way 4: from Start menu
Press Win key on your keyboard to bring up Windows 10 Start menu. Then you can see File Explorer.
Way 5: using Cortana
In Windows 10, you can make best use of Cortana to find what you want. Click in the Search box on the task bar and Cortana opens. Type file explorer in the box. Then in the search result click the File Explorer.
Way 6: by Run dialog box
Simultaneously press Win + R to bring up Run dialog box, then type the run command explorer and click OK.
Way 7: by Command Prompt
Step 1: Press Win + X and then select Command Prompt open Command Prompt window.
Step 2: Type explorer and hit Enter key. Then File Explorer opens.
Way 8: via Task Manager
Step 1: Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc key combination to open Task Manager.
Step 2: If this is the first time you open Task Manager on your Windows 10, click More details in the lower left corner to show its full interface.
Step 3: Click File -> Run New Task.
Step 4: Type explorer and click OK. Then File Explorer should be opened.