Solved Problem with file explorer

Hewlett-packard / P7-1436s
September 9, 2017 at 20:24:45
Specs: Win10, 3.0 ghz/6 Gigs RAM
File Explorer has stopped showing normal stuff such as drives. I cannot get it to show C drive or J Drive (second drive). All it will show is "frequent folders." In the bar where normally a drive or folder shows it now says "quick access." Also a preview plane has shown up on the right side of the window.

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#1
September 10, 2017 at 05:14:47
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Click the start button and type: My PC and there should be an option for the right version there.

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#2
September 10, 2017 at 07:30:19
Where are you going to see/find File Explorer?

If you click on View at the top the ribbon shows, which gives various options.

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#3
September 11, 2017 at 21:26:07
Fingers solution works, thank you. I wonder how and why file explorer changed. It used to show name, date, file size, and file type. Now it shows only name and date, and a preview plane. Did I do something or was it a Windows Update?

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#4
September 12, 2017 at 02:33:40
I'm pretty sure you changed a setting at the top, which is why I mentioned the ribbon. It can be a bit fiddling but from #3 your start point would be to set it to details.

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#5
September 12, 2017 at 04:14:23
#4 exactly.
The solution I gave was just a direct way to the default which was faster.
At work I use a desktop icon to a network resource, the task bar 'folder' for last saved items, and My Pc icon for other stuff. All are really the same file explorer but each has saved the last way I used them so they open to that resource. I found this accidentally one day. You can create a separate icon for each you use regularly.
Windows is a maze of older and newer ways of doing things that all work, sometimes slightly differently depending on when they originated.

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