Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How do you open File Explorer in Windows 8.1?

In Windows 8.1 (Professional in this case but should be the same in other versions) what used to be Start in Windows 7 has been replaced by the Windows logo which takes you to the Metro mode of Windows 8.1.

If you right click the logo you bring up a pop-up menu as shown.

If you click the File Explorer (no matter click, right click or left click), nothing happens, the desktop display is refreshed.

How do you open the File Explorer?

Open the Search charm and type in File Explorer. The File Explorer appears in the Search as shown.

Right click the File Explorer click Pin to Taskbar in the pop-menu shown here.

Now a folder icon is added to the Taskbar as shown.

Now right click the folder icon (File Explorer) to display the pop-up menu from which you can access the folders.

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