How to open folders with one click in Windows 11

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In this article we show you how to open folders with one click in Windows 11. Desktop operating systems, unlike mobile devices, force us to press twice to open applications, folders, images, documents …

If we click, we select the files, application icons, folders to change folders, make a copy, change their location on the desktop … Fortunately, we can change the traditional Windows interface for mobile devices.

Interface adapted to mobile devices

Younger users, those who have grown up with a smartphone or tablet as the first electronic device to which they have had access, are used to pressing only once on the applications, folders or files to access them.

At the time of select documents on a mobile device, the method is also different from that of a desktop operating system, since we have to hold down the file we want to select until a menu of options is displayed.

If you want Bring the Mobile Device Experience to Windows 11 and press once to open folders or files, below we show you how you can do it.

If you don’t have Windows 11, you should know that this option is also available in Windows 10.

How to open folders with one click in Windows 11

open files and folders with one click in Windows 11

  • The first thing we must do is open windows explorer 11, either by clicking on its icon on the taskbar or via the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + E.
  • Next, we will go to the three points horizontally which are shown at the end of the upper bar, click and select Options.
  • Then the menu will be displayed File Explorer Options. Within this menu we will go to Actions when an item is clicked.
  • Finally, we select the option One click to open it and press the Apply button.

How to open folders with one click in Windows 1st

open files and folders with one click in Windows 10

  • We open the Windows 10 explorer, either by clicking on its icon on the taskbar or through the keyboard shortcut Windows key + E.
  • Next, click on the menu File and we select Change folder and search options.
  • Then the menu will be displayed Folder options. Within this menu we go to the tab general, we will go to Actions when an item is clicked.
  • We select the option One click to open it we press the button Apply.

Disable One-Click Folder Open Option in Windows 11

open files and folders with one click in Windows 11

  • The first thing we must do is open windows explorer 11, either by clicking on its icon on the taskbar or via the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + E.
  • Next, we go to the three horizontal points that are shown at the end of the upper bar, press and select Choices.
  • Then the menu will be displayed Folder options. Within this menu we will go to Actions when an item is clicked.
  • Finally, we select the option Double click to open it (one click to select it) and press the button Apply.

Disable One-Click Folder Open Option in Windows 10

open files and folders with one click in Windows 10

  • We open the Windows 10 explorer, either by clicking on its icon on the taskbar or through the keyboard shortcut Windows key + E.
  • Next, click on the menu File and we select Change folder and search options.
  • Then the menu will be displayed Folder options. Within this menu we go to the tab general, we will go to Actions when an item is clicked.
  • Finally, we select the option Double click to open (one click to select) and click on the button Apply to confirm the changes.

To consider

Touch interface Windows 11

Before proceeding to change the method with which we interact with the applications, we must be clear about its implications, since from this moment on:

  • To select the applications we will have to hover the mouse over the file without clicking on it.
  • Applications, folders, documents and more will open with a single press about them.

We must also bear in mind that Windows automatically switch interface mode between touch and desktop depending on whether we have connected an input device (keyboard or mouse) to the equipment.

With touch-enabled interface

If you use a computer with a touch screenYou must bear in mind that when this type of interface is activated, the double click is automatically replaced by a click to open folders, documents, files …

If we want to access the properties of a file through the touch interface, we must press on the file until a menu of options is displayed.

With touch interface deactivated

When deactivating input via easy interface, connecting a physical keyboard, the system interface will work as usual, that is, you will have to double click on each file, folder or document that you want to open.

In this same mode, if you click on the screen to help you in any action, this will continue to show the desktop interface, not the touch screen, so you will have to click twice on the files to open them, just as if you were to do it from a mouse connected to the computer.