How to Start Windows Explorer By Double-Clicking My Computer

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This article describes how to set Windows Explorer as the default view when you double-click My Computer.


To start Windows Explorer when you double-click My Computer, follow these steps:
  1. Double-click My Computer.
  2. On the View menu, click Options (or Folder Options).
  3. Click the File Types tab.
  4. In the Registered File Types box, click Folder, and then click Edit.
  5. In the Actions box, click Explore, and then click Set Default.
  6. Click Close.
  7. Click Close.


Article ID: 140646 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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