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Windows 7: Windows Explorer set to open Computer as default

02 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 build 7100
Windows Explorer set to open Computer as default


When you open Windows Explorer it shows as default 'My Documents' folder.

Can i change this so that it opens the item 'Computer' instead every time i open explorer?

Kind regards,


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02 Dec 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Rob, and welcome back.

Yes, you can change the location like in the tutorial below to this location:

%windir%\explorer.exe /n,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

Hope this helps,
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