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Windows 7: Windows Explorer customization

12 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 
Windows Explorer customization

From the desktop icon, I would like Windows Explorer always to open to a certain directory. How do I customize Explorer to do that? Thanks.



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12 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Arthur,

You could use the same process in the tutorial below to change it to open to where you like. However, you could also just create a new shortcut for that location as well.

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Thank you, Shawn.

Worked perfectly. I wanted it to go to my computer, so I used:
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:MyComputerFolder
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12 Jul 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
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12 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Arthur,

You could use the same process in the tutorial below to change it to open to where you like. However, you could also just create a new shortcut for that location as well.

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

Hope this helps,
Shawn
That's a nice tip. I was typing %AppData% in the search box to get the Roaming folder. I just changed it to shell:AppData. Now Roaming comes up with one click.
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