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Windows 7: Change the default directory in the explorer.

12 Apr 2013   #1
Loceka

Windows Seven Profesional 64bit
 
 
Change the default directory in the explorer.

Hello,

I would like to change the default directory (Librairies\Documents) which shows up when opening a file browser from a third party software (most 3d party softwares at least).
It also show up when opening a new explorer from C:\Windows\explorer.exe directly. So I think there is some option to change in the registry or in an .ini file but I can find no info on it.

NB:
I am well aware that similar posts exist (all over the web) and that the "solution" is to change the target directory in the Start Menu or launch bar shortcut: this is not what I want. I tried it (out of curiosity mostly) and, predictably, it has no effect on the explorer.exe executable and therefore none on the third party softwares.


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12 Apr 2013   #2
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hi Loceka and welcome to Seven Forums.

Maybe this can help you click on the blue link: Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target
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12 Apr 2013   #3
Loceka

Windows Seven Profesional 64bit
 
 

Thank you for answering but no, it does not help.

In fact it is the very tutorial I spoke of in my "NB" which only changes the target of the launch bar shorcut.
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12 Apr 2013   #4
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hmm what are you trying to do so?? Are you sure it can been done?
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12 Apr 2013   #5
Loceka

Windows Seven Profesional 64bit
 
 

Well I'm not sure it is possible but it should be, probably through the modification of some registry key (but I could not find it by myself).
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12 Apr 2013   #6
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Maybe other than that I'm afraid I don't know
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12 Apr 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Heck I don't even know what a NB: is.
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15 Apr 2013   #8
Loceka

Windows Seven Profesional 64bit
 
 

It stands for Nota Bene, meaning an additional information.
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