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Thread: Make Windows Explorer open where you want

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    I have 3 different shortcuts to Windows Explorer, the one on the desktop opens to the root of the C drive, the one in my Quick Start area opens to D:\0zip (where I download all my files) and the one in the Start menu opens to the root of F another download storage area. If I right click and select properties of each shortcut, the target window looks like this:

    Desktop Shortcut:
    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,c:\

    Quick Start Shortcut:
    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,d:\0zip

    Start Menu Shortcut:
    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,f:\


    The normal shortcut to W Explorer's target window is just (%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe) and in XP is in the start menu under applications and opens to the Documents folder, I drag and drop mine forward to the main section where it was in Win98 and then drag and drop one to the desktop and from the desktop to the Quick Start area and then edit each one to go where I want.

    What folder do you think this would open?
    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,c:\windows\system32

    You see, you can make it open what ever you want, give it a try.

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    thanks i did it only need time to check it

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    Yay! Been to lazy to googles this. I've missed having it since my old HD crashed.

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    well me i haev tried it but i cant get it right

    still ive trie but not working on me
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    cool tip, thanks for that got it working.

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    Thanks for the tip already. Just 1 question though. Is there a way to make it work on network drives as well?

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    Nice one Appzalien. I was wondering how to do this before.

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    thnks

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    What is the shortcut that runs, when I am pressing WinKey+E ?
    I need to change the location that this shortcut opens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by georbe View Post
    What is the shortcut that runs, when I am pressing WinKey+E ?
    I need to change the location that this shortcut opens...
    I have no Idea!

    "well me i have tried it but i cant get it right

    still ive tried but not working for me"

    make sure you put a space between the exe and the / the / is called a switch when you use it this way and its always procedded by a space. the E in /e, indicates windows explorer and the next will be the path or drive letter you wish to open d:\ so it would be space, then the tent like /e,d:\ to open Windows Explorer at the D drive.


    "Thanks for the tip already. Just 1 question though. Is there a way to make it work on network drives as well?"

    I have never used a networked drive so I'm not sure how that would work. If its not listed as a drive letter I don't know how you could do it.

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