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How to access the File Explorer or Windows Explorer in the operating system.

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The File Explorer, also known as Windows Explorer in Microsoft® Windows® operating system versions prior to the Windows® 8 operating system, is a file manager application and navigation tool included with the operating system that provides a graphical user interface for accessing the files and components on the computer.

The procedure to open the File Explorer or Windows Explorer varies depending on the operating system installed on the computer. Follow the appropriate link below to open the File Explorer.