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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target


25 Jan 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

How to Change the Windows 7 Pinned Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon Open To Target


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07 Mar 2009   #10
moinmoin

Win 7
 
 

It works also with shell-commands

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:My Video
or
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:System


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14 Mar 2009   #11
chibits

Windows 7
 
 

Is it just me or does it take explorer much longer (about 5 sec) to load if you add the extensions. i tried adding "shell:MyComputerFolder" and "/e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" everytime i try to open explorer it takes 5 secs. Then i removed it again so it opens Libraries and it opened much faster... i am using windows 7 build 7057. it may because the new build because i upgraded from 7048 and didnt noticed this before
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14 Mar 2009   #12
Beginning

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hmmm... Interesting, as I've been using this kinda setup for years. All the way back to Windows 98 days.. C:\ for XP and E:\ for Windows 7


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14 Mar 2009   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chibits View Post
Is it just me or does it take explorer much longer (about 5 sec) to load if you add the extensions. i tried adding "shell:MyComputerFolder" and "/e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" everytime i try to open explorer it takes 5 secs. Then i removed it again so it opens Libraries and it opened much faster... i am using windows 7 build 7057. it may because the new build because i upgraded from 7048 and didnt noticed this before
Hello Chibits, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I have not had any problems like that using:

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

You might give it a try to see how it works for you.

It seems that the new 7057 uses %windir% now instead of %SystemRoot%. They open the same folder, but the tutorial has been updated anyway.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Mar 2009   #14
skyfly

Windows 7 Ultimate build7232 x64
 
 

excellent post,i was wondering how to change its location to my computer
Im loving the new taskbar ,much better than vista quicklaunch !

hold on, whos Vista

(btw, great to see tutorials for Windows 7, i loved the vista ones you done shawn
there a great hive of knowledge on the internet now)
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15 Mar 2009   #15
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Skyfly, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Thank you,
Shawn
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17 Mar 2009   #16
thenext8seconds

Windows 7, of course.
 
 
Grrrrrrrrr

I just did a clean install of 7057 x86, and this is what happens when I put "%windir%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" in the target box

Windows opens up a second taskbar icon and uses it instead of using the regular one. It only does this when I add that command for it to open to My Computer instead of Libraries.








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17 Mar 2009   #17
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Thenext8seconds,

The command should be this below instead for Computer.

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

Shawn
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17 Mar 2009   #18
thenext8seconds

Windows 7, of course.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Thenext8seconds,

The command should be this below instead for Computer.

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

Shawn
still does the exact same thing....
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17 Mar 2009   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

As a test, try this below. It will remove and replace your current pinned Windows Explorer taskbar icon.
  • Right click on the Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar and click on Unpin this program from the taskbar.
  • Open the Start menu.
  • Click on All Programs, Accessories, and right click on the Windows Explorer shortcut and click on Properties.
  • Change the Target to: %windir%\explorer.exe /root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
  • Right click on the Windows Explorer shortcut in the Start menu, and click on Pin to Taskbar.
Hopefully it will now only open with the one icon on the taskbar for you now.
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