Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
My Computer is a Microsoft Windows feature first found in Windows 95 and included with all later versions that allows you to explore and manage the contents of your computer drives. The image shows examples of the My Computer icon in Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, as well as the “This PC” icon in Windows 8 and in Windows 10. Although the name has changed, “This PC” still has the same functionality as “My Computer.”
How to open My Computer
In all versions of Windows, pressing Windows key+E opens My Computer (Explorer). Your computer’s drives are listed under the “This PC” section on the left.
- Get to the Windows desktop and open Start menu, or navigate to the Start Screen if you are using Windows 8.
- In earlier versions of Windows, after clicking Start, select My Computer. Or, on the desktop, double-click