Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Open Windows 10 File Explorer to This PC

For a more XP-like experience, you can set File Explorer in Windows 10 to open to This PC (think "My Computer") instead of Quick Access.  To do this, select the File tab and click on Options:


Then, under Open File Explorer to: select the combobox and change it to This PC and then click OK:


Et voila / y aquí / und hier / och här / ここで / 这里 :


This changes your Open... and Save As... dialogues, as well.


Monday, November 2, 2015

Quick access to Administrative Command Prompt in Windows 10

Windows 10 allows quick access to user- and admin- level command prompts in any folder without adding any shell extensions.  Open File Explorer, select any folder, and go to the File tab on the ribbon.  Options will appear for Open command prompt and Open Windows PowerShell.  Hover over either and you'll see options for opening either as administrator.  Thanks, Microsoft!