Turn off File Explorer’s Quick Access view in Windows 10

By default when you open Windows file explorer in Windows 10 it comes up as quick access mode:

Windows Explorer Quick access mode

If you want the file explorer to open the traditional way do this. open File Explorer and click on View then click on Options:

File Explorer

then on Open File Explorer to change the view to This PC and click OK.

open file explorer

When you open File Explorer next time it should open straight to This PC instead of displaying the recently open stuff.

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