File Explorer opens to Quick access by default in Window 11, but you can change File Explorer to open toÂ This PCÂ orÂ DownloadsÂ instead.
Quick accessÂ shows your Frequent folders and Recent files.
This PC displays your Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos foldersÂ in addition to the usualÂ devices and drivesÂ (hard drives, optical drives, and removable devices) andÂ network locations.
DownloadsÂ opens to your account’s Downloads folder.
This tutorial will show you how to set File Explorer to open to either This PC, Quick access, or Downloads by default for your account in Windows 11.