Windows 10 How to make File Explorer open in ‘This PC’ view

I’ve been playing further with Windows 10 and working on little tricks to get it working how we want it. Many people have been complaining that they now have to click on ‘This PC’ to access network drives etc. So I decided to find a way to make File Explorer open with ‘This PC’ as the default view. Luckily I didn’t have to look to far until I came across this great blog post.

I have used method 3 with a replace command for a user registry setting in the Domain Group Policy. Now when ever users logon this policy is set and the registry is altered to make File Explorer open in ‘This PC’ view by default. More happy customers and another job ticked off the list!

How to stop popping up when you connect to a network

Over the last few weeks a few people on our network have been getting popping up whenever they connect to our network. This has been getting very annoying for them so this week I decided to sort it out. It was amazing how simple it was. Basically you need to make a small registry change. As always making registry changes could harm your computer if you change the wrong settings, so proceed with caution. Ok disclaimer out of the way now how to make the change.

1. Goto start and type in ‘regedit’. ( Windows 8 press ‘Windows Key & R’)
2. In the registry editor navigate to ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet\’
3. Now find the key ‘EnableActiveProbing’
4. Right click on the key and select ‘Modify’
5. Change the value from 1 to 0.
6. Press ‘OK’ and close the registry editor.

Your problem should now be solved. This registry key can also be updated via group policy if you wish to set it across your network.