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Windows 7: Windows Explorer shortcut on tool bar, opens library

07 Jul 2010   #1
ANO

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Windows Explorer shortcut on tool bar, opens library

I tried searching for this, but all the terms are so generic I got billions of hits.

There is a shortcut...... I guess it's "pinned" to the taskbar (is it a toolbar?). I could swear when I first installed Win7 that it was setup to be a shortcut to the "computer". However, it now always opens up to the "libraries". I even deleted (unpinned) it and tried pinning a new shortcut so it would open up to my "computer", but it still opens up to the "library". I have no use for "libraries". How do I fix this?


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07 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

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07 Jul 2010   #3
ANO

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
No, I don't think so....... I just want explorer to open up in "computer" not "libraries"....... where ir shows my drives, not my documents, pictures, etc.
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07 Jul 2010   #4
ANO

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I can make a "computer" short cut on the desktop, but as soon as I pin it to the task bar, it ceases to open up in "computer", and always opens in "libraries".
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07 Jul 2010   #5
richc46

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Type icons in search and then go to show common icons. Tick what you want.
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07 Jul 2010   #6
ANO

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Type icons in search and then go to show common icons. Tick what you want.
I don't understand how that will help........ I don't care what the icon looks like (to a point), I just want it to open the right thing.
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07 Jul 2010   #7
richc46

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If you do what I said, it should open "the right thing", you can get rid of the shortcuts you do not want. Be sure they are shortcuts, and have the arrow on them, or you may delete something that is needed.
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07 Jul 2010   #8
Jacee
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07 Jul 2010   #9
ANO

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If you do what I said, it should open "the right thing", you can get rid of the shortcuts you do not want. Be sure they are shortcuts, and have the arrow on them, or you may delete something that is needed.
It was already checked....... I must have deleted it previously. It helps, but still doesn't address what I originally asked about. If I try to pin it to the taskbar, it still opens "libraries" not "computer". Having it on the desktop will be fine.


Any idea how to move the "show desktop"? I have my taskbar on the right, and for some reason, I can't move the "show desktop" to the top, like I had it in XP.
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07 Jul 2010   #10
ANO

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try this click on the computer, when you see the address (at top) change what you see to computer. Just clear everything and then click on computer on left. See it that works.
I can change it to computer, but next time I try to use the short cut pinned to the taskbar it's back to libraries.
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