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How to cause Windows Explorer to open in a certain folder

by royeo / May 3, 2007 1:59 PM PDT

I have Windows XP Pro, SP2.

When I open Explorer now it opens in My Documents. Is there a way to cause it to open in a different folder.



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Change the path in Properties
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 3, 2007 7:55 PM PDT

If you have the shortcut to Windows Explorer on your desktop, (or wherever you have it), right click it and select Properties.

Under the Shortcut tab, in the Target section, type in "%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,/select,c:\FolderName", where FolderName is the name of the folder you want Explorer to open at. In the Start in section type "%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%", (all without the quotes).

I believe there are other methods but that works for me.


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Another way. . .
by Coryphaeus / May 3, 2007 9:07 PM PDT

Open your Windows folder, there will be two files named Explorer. One of them opens in My Documents, the other opens in the C: drive. Like it's supposed to. Use it.

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much the same as Mark said

in the target box C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe /e,"C:\name of folder" (with quotes)

in the start in box C:\



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