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How to open “My Computer,” “This PC” or “File Explorer” with a Single Keystroke

The Laptop and Desktop of every version of Microsoft Windows since Windows 95 has included a “My Computer” icon which helps to open “Windows Explorer” window when you click on it.

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 still have the “My Computer” icon, but nowadays windows 7 call it”Computer” and Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 call it “This PC.”  Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 have also changed the name of “Windows Explorer” to “File Explorer.”

No Matter, whatever it’s called in your laptop or desktop version of windows, this attribute is one of the most used elements of Windows which means that many of us click on many times a day.

Nicely, there’s a fast way to open Computer / File Explorer / Windows Explorer without touching the mouse. Just press the Windows+E Key together.

If your habit is an old-style way of opening it by clicking “My PC” or “My Computer” icon, you surely can. But what if that figure is missing from your desktop screen? Don’t worry; you can quickly get it back.

The Following Method Helps You a lot:

Here’s how to place the “Computer” icon back on the Desktop Screen in Window 7:

1 – Right Click on an empty area of your desktop screen, then select Personalize from the drop-down menu.

2- Then Click Change Desktop Icons.

3- Next, Check the box inside Computer in the window that pops up. You can choose to either display or hide any of the icons listed inside this windows just by clicking or unclicking them.

4- Click Ok.

Here’s How to restore the “This PC” icon in Windows  8.1 and Windows 10:

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1- Right Click on an empty area of your desktop screen, then select Personalize from the drop-down menu.

2- Click the Themes link in the left-hand column.

3- Click Desktop icon Setting.

4- Click the box inside Computer in the window that pops up. You can choose to either display or hide any of the icons listed inside this Window by merely clicking or unchecking them.

5- Click Ok.

Now you can know how to open “My Computer / My PC / File Explorer” with a simple keystroke combination!

Vivek Kumar Singh(Google AdWords and Analytics Certified) is a Co-Founder of Wholepost.com and a digital marketing specialist. Vivek specializes in search engine optimization and content strategy. Writes about all things digital marketing, including search, social media, email, mobile, Analytics, health, automation, technology, And Lifestyle. I Worked in Digital Marketing industry with 5 years experience and handled more than 70 projects in this period. A guest blogger from Chandigarh. I’m having a bachelor degree in computers Engineering. My core passions are the content creation and small business strategy.

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