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disable "Home" on Win+E and make it "this pc" again


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ever since Windows 8 I think that the folders in this PC are quite intresting even if those are a bit too much (but well for that we have this pc tweaker) and I use This PC or Computer, as it was called in Win7 as a base for pretty much everything, but Win10 has that one problem, when I press Win+E it ALWAYS opens up that Home screenI am not intrested in my "most/recent used files/folders" not I want to crap up my favs with everything. is there a nice way to set Win+E back to this pc where it belongs (in my opinion)

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Home is close to useless when you dont have a lot of favorites, I usually access my drives and I cant make favs from C-Z...

 

and for the folder I have my trusty this pc tweaker, but I havent tested in in Win10 yet...

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now we have something truly intresting. thanks for that, I just was thinking to remap Win+e to this pc somehow with AHK...

 

EDIT:

I GOT IT!

the reg hack is nice but since only the drives are properly listed this is not perfect.

 

rather use autohotkey and insert this line into your script.

#e::Run, ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
EDIT AGAIN:

this line is better to restore the old behaviour, the line above creates this PC but makes it active if already open, when you rather wish to have a new instance open on each win+e use this:

#e::Run, explorer.exe /e`,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
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yes it does but in this case it isnt needed in 8.1 since there was no home. I use autohotkey for doing half of my keyboard which is pretty nice, when on a laptop.

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Assuming you mean 8.1 there is a home.

 

Win+S was killer for me when upgrading to Win8 since I use voidtools Everything Search. It's like 100x+ faster. So I disable all Win+ combos and re-create them in AHK. The CLSID you posted was useful to re-create Win+E

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Build 9926 has an official setting for this.

 

Start File Explorer and go to View->Options->General tab

 

And there, right on top, is a dropdown to select This PC as default.

 

No need to mess with the registry, except if you want to  :angel

 

So Microsoft ARE listening, after all...

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we dont even edit the registry.

Autohotkey can create very nice shortcuts, and unorthodox ones as well, like I use AltGr+right Control to invoke my non-existing Context menu key...

 

but thanks for pointing that out, although I'll probably leave 9926, coz of reasons like designs and similar...

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If you're willing to start an Explorer window from, say, a specific icon on the desktop, you can start it up in any folder you like using the Explorer command line.

 

Ever since something like 20 years ago I have put icons on my desktop to start Explorer in particular places - for example the roots of various disk drives.  (I also employ a program called ShellFolderFix that causes the windows to open on the same part of the screen every time, which I find pleasant.)

 

All this still works on Windows 10.

 

For example, create a desktop icon to execute the following command:

 

C:\Windows\explorer.exe /expand,C:\

 

You'll find the window always opens to the root folder of drive C: with the root folders expanded.

 

ExplorerOpeningToC.png

 

Of course, this all depends on how you like to open Explorer, and if it's another way that isn't subject to being set with a particular command (as it is in a shortcut) then it won't be that helpful.

 

-Noel

 

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