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Opening and Viewing This PC

The This PC window is the starting point to access every disk, folder, and file on your PC computer. You can access the This PC window from File Explorer. The This PC window displays local folders (New!) and several types of local, removable, and network drives. Drives and folders are represented by icons. Each drive is assigned a drive letter, denoted with parentheses and a colon, such as Local Disk (C:), to make it easier to identify. Typically, the floppy is drive A, the hard (also known as local) disk is drive C, and the CD or DVD is drive D. If your PC computer includes additional drives, your PC computer assigns them letters in alphabetical order. Once you open more than one drive or folder, you can use buttons on the Ribbon to help you move between folders.

Open and View This PC

  • yellow_1.jpg In the desktop, click or tap the File Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  • yellow_2.jpg Click or tap This PC (New!) in the Navigation pane.

    • In the Start screen, you can also click or tap Apps view button, and then click or tap This PC.
  • yellow_3.jpg Click or tap a drive to select it.
  • yellow_4.jpg To review the drive details, click or tap the Details pane button on the View tab.
  • yellow_5.jpg Double-click or double-tap the drive to open it.
  • yellow_6.jpg Click or tap the Back or Forward button or the Up button on the toolbar to return or move to a previously visited window.

  • yellow_7.jpg When you’re done, click or tap the Close button.

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