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Windows 7: how to change default location of Windows Explorer folder?

23 Dec 2012   #1
Double

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64), SP1
 
 
how to change default location of Windows Explorer folder?

I've tried to search this but I'm finding answers to everything else instead.

I want to change the default location of Windows Explorer after left-clicking the icon on my taskbar. I want to set it to the username (C:\Users\Tim) folder where my 'Downloads' folder and all those other folders are. Is this possible?

I've been accessing this username folder with pins, but I wish opening this folder was quicker. I don't use the 'Libraries' folder at all.


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23 Dec 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can change the default locations for the Documents, Pictures, etc. folders - but not for the whole user set. Go to the folder Properties > Location tab.
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23 Dec 2012   #3
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

you can't change the location of windows explorer--but--you can speed up folder loading time--here's one of many tips available:

Fix Slow Folders In Windows 7 -
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23 Dec 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Double,

Sure, you could use the tutorial below using the path below to have the Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar open to that location instead.

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:Profile

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Dec 2012   #5
Double

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64), SP1
 
 

thanks everyone for all the help, I appreciate it very much.

Brink, the link you suggested is exactly what I was looking for, thank you so much.

Merry Christmas to all~!
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23 Dec 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

You're most welcome Double. Glad we could help.

We hope you have a Merry Christmas as well.
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