Change Up Arrow behaviour


theoldfarter

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In Windows 10, when I plugged in an external HDD, it would open to show folders as that is how I had set it to do.
If I then clicked on the up arrow, the "This PC" view was shown, where I could see the Discs, Partitions & HDD's I have plugged in.

In Windows 11, the up arrow takes me to the Desktop.

How can I change that to be the same as it is in my Windows 10?
 

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    AMD Ryzen R7-4800H
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    Asus
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    Samsung 16GB x 2 3200MHz DDR4 Dual Channel
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    GTX1660TI
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    OS: 512GB SSD Kingston NVME PCIe 3
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imanlien2020

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By default, File Explorer opens to Quick Access. If you’d rather have File Explorer open to This PC, on the ribbon, select See more (…) > Options > Open File Explorer to. Then select This PC > Apply.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 current
    Computer type
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    Manufacturer/Model
    AMD
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    PCI Express 3.0 x16: PowerColor RX Vega 56 Red Dragon
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220 and AMD Greenland - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 - 27 inch Westinghouse
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    1920 x 1080
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    2 SSD - 2 TB each
    1 HDD - 2 TB
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    logitech
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theoldfarter

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@imanlien2020
I have had it set to This PC for more than a year. Just now I changed it to Quick Access, apply & then changed it back to This PC, apply, but it makes no difference. I have learned to live with it.

All I do now to get back to showing the Discs, Partitions & HDD's I have plugged in, is click on This PC in the left side plane.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF FA506IU-AL130T (A15)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen R7-4800H
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Samsung 16GB x 2 3200MHz DDR4 Dual Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX1660TI
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    OS: 512GB SSD Kingston NVME PCIe 3
    2nd: 1TB SATA SSD 860 QVO
    Internet Speed
    Fibre 100/20
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    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Security

imanlien2020

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@imanlien2020
I have had it set to This PC for more than a year. Just now I changed it to Quick Access, apply & then changed it back to This PC, apply, but it makes no difference. I have learned to live with it.

All I do now to get back to showing the Discs, Partitions & HDD's I have plugged in, is click on This PC in the left side plane.
Sorry I couldnt help you more. However look up the file explorer One Commander. Its free, Ultra modern, Incredibly Customizable, continually updated and is the best out of say..30 replacement file explorers for windows. You can find posts and people talking about it on this site.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 current
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AMD
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    PCI Express 3.0 x16: PowerColor RX Vega 56 Red Dragon
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220 and AMD Greenland - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 - 27 inch Westinghouse
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD - 2 TB each
    1 HDD - 2 TB
    Keyboard
    logitech
    Mouse
    logitech
    Internet Speed
    200 MB
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Avast Premium

The-Hive

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Just checked it on mine and it works fine. I agree with @imanlien2020 about how to set it up that way is how I got mine
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro / Windows 11 Pro Dev build
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    2GB External drive
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

theoldfarter

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@imanlien2020
Thanks for that information, I shall certainly look into it.

@The-Hive
Thanks for your input.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF FA506IU-AL130T (A15)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen R7-4800H
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Samsung 16GB x 2 3200MHz DDR4 Dual Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX1660TI
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    OS: 512GB SSD Kingston NVME PCIe 3
    2nd: 1TB SATA SSD 860 QVO
    Internet Speed
    Fibre 100/20
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
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