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where is file explorer

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    where is file explorer


    I'm at the desktop and I want to find explorer. How ?

    Thanks

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    Install classic shell and it will be where it always was. otherwise right click the start button I think you can get to it from there. not sure have had ClassicShell install after 10 minutes of Metro.
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    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for your reply

    How can I install Classic Shell
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    Hi there. There should be a folder icon on the Taskbar for File Explorer upon install. Windows key plus C will get you there too.
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    Correction > Windows key plus E. Sorry.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


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  7. #7


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    No need for classic shell. It comes with every 8.1 on the taskbar.
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    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Hmmm...never had hard time finding file explorer in windows 8.1, unless i missing something here. Think i have gotten over missing start menu in win8.1, fine without it, to each his own i guess.Nice pictures David, as always !
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by campton99 View Post
    Thanks for your reply

    How can I install Classic Shell
    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements I have no intention of going back to Window start menu, classic shell is very configurable lots setting that you'll never have with a window start button!
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