File Explorer is one of the most used tool or application on Windows operating systems. File Explorer can be used to open file, directory, edit file, copy, paste etc. In this tutorial, we will learn how to open file explorer in different ways in different Windows operating systems like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016.
Open File Explorer Keyboard Shortcut
We will start with the keyboard shortcut which will open the File Explorer immediately. We will use the windows key and E to open File explorer immediately.
Open File Explorer From Taskbar
By default recent Windows operating system versions like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows Server versions offer File Explorer shortcut on the taskbar. We can open File Explorer from taskbar with a single click.
Open File Explorer Search Box
Search Box provides an easy way to access different tools, features of the Windows operating system. We can use Search Box which is opened from the start menu to open File Explorer.
On Windows 7 operating systems File explorer is named as
Windows Explorer which should be used as the name of the File Explorer like below.
Open File Explorer From Cortana
Cortana is an assistant which can be used to manage and use computers by our voice. We can use Cortana in order to File Explorer. We just need to open Cortana from Task Manager and say
Open File Explorer
Open File Explorer WinX Menu
WinX menu can be used to open File Explorer. WinX menu can be opened two different ways. First, we can open WinX menu by using WindowsKey+X and secondly we can open it clicking right to the Start Menu.
Open File Explorer Start Menu
Start Menu provides a lot of short cut for different tools. We can open File Explorer from Start Menu. In Windows 7 it is named as Windows Explorer.
Open File Explorer From Desktop Shortcut
Shortcuts provide an easy way to access tools or run commands in Windows operating system. We can create a shortcut for File Explorer in order to run with a single click.
Right Click to the Desktop and
Then we will write
explorer which is the executable name of the File Explorer.
In this following screen, we will set a name for the shortcut. We can use whatever name we want but we use
File Explorer in this example.
In the following screen we can see the created
File Explorer shortcut.
Open File Explorer PowerShell
PowerShell is a generation command line for Windows operating systems. We can use PowerShell in order to open File Explorer. We will use
explorer command like below.
Open File Explorer Task Manager
Task Manager provides listof process running on the system with resource usage like CPU, Memory, Disk IO, Network. We can run new task from Task Manager which can be File Explorer too. We will click
New Task and write
We will run
explorer command like below.
Open File Explorer Run Window
Run Window is used to run commands and binaries. We can use to open file Explorer with the
explorer command like below. We can open Run Windows with Win+R or from Start Menu like below.
and run following command
Open File Explorer MS-DOS Command Line
MS-DOS is the old friend of the command liners. We run
explorer command on the MS-DOS command line prompt. We will open MS-DOS from Start Menu like below.
and then use