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?
 

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
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2(OS Build 22631.3527)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AMD
    CPU
    12-Core AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, 4950 MHz (49.5 x 100)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
    Memory
    4 - G Skill Trident Z Neo F4-3600C16-16GTZNC
    Graphics Card(s)
    PCI Express 4.0 x16: PowerColor RX 6800
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220 @ AMD K19.2 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 - 27 inch Westinghouse
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD - 2 TB each
    1 SSD - 4TB
    1 HDD - 2TB
    Keyboard
    logitech
    Mouse
    logitech
    Internet Speed
    1 GB
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Eset Endpoint Security
@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
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
@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 11 Pro Version 23H2(OS Build 22631.3527)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AMD
    CPU
    12-Core AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, 4950 MHz (49.5 x 100)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
    Memory
    4 - G Skill Trident Z Neo F4-3600C16-16GTZNC
    Graphics Card(s)
    PCI Express 4.0 x16: PowerColor RX 6800
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220 @ AMD K19.2 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 - 27 inch Westinghouse
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD - 2 TB each
    1 SSD - 4TB
    1 HDD - 2TB
    Keyboard
    logitech
    Mouse
    logitech
    Internet Speed
    1 GB
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Eset Endpoint Security
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
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M18 R1
    CPU
    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
    Memory
    32GB DDR5 @4800MHz 2x16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 4090HX 16GB
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD / Realtek ALC3254
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18" QHD+
    Screen Resolution
    25660 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    C: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    D: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    Case
    Dark Metallic Moon
    Keyboard
    Alienware M Series per-key AlienFX RGB
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi Network Adaptor Wi-Fi 6E
    Bluetooth 5.2
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen i-9 10900 K
    Memory
    32Gb Dual Channel DDR4 @ 8843MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Hard Drive C: Samsung 2TB SSD PM981a NVMe
    Hard Drive D:Samsung 2TB SSD 970 EVO Plus
    Mouse
    Alienware 610M
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
@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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