How to open a new File Explorer window in Windows 11 (3 ways)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to open a new second File Explorer window or multiple File Explorer windows in Windows 11.

You can also open a new File Explorer tab instead of a new window. File Explorer tabs work like web browser tabs. To open a new File Explorer tab, click on the + next to the first tab.

Open a new tab in Windows 11 File Explorer

3 ways to open multiple File Explorer windows in Windows 11

1. Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and then press the E key.

Open a new File Explorer window in Windows 11 - first method

2. Right-click on the File Explorer taskbar icon and then click on File Explorer.

Open a new File Explorer window in Windows 11 - second method

3. In File Explorer, right-click on This PC or a USB drive or any folder and then click on Open in new window.

Open a new File Explorer window in Windows 11 - third method

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