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Windows 7: How to get C: Folder on my taskbar

29 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Premium
How to get C: Folder on my taskbar

No matter what I do, Windows wants to put the Library Folder in my taskbar when all I want is a yellow folder icon of my C: drive on my taskbar. Right now, if I try to drag
my C: drive of files to the taskbar, it ends up putting that yellow folder icon of the Library.

How can i drag C: drive to my taskbar and not have it end up being the Library folder icon?
I want to be able to click on a yellow folder icon in the task bar and have it open up my files, not the damn Library.

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29 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

You can put it in 'quick launch'.
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29 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

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29 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Premium

Thanks for the reply, but wow, just wow. All that to do what Vista or XP could do in 2 seconds. WTF?
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29 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Yup. It's not that much to do. You can always just press the Win key+E as well if you wanted a quick way to open it up.
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29 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Premium

Thanks again, I'm getting there. I now can click on the folder icon and it will open up my C: drive with a list of all drives and such.

However, I wish it to open my Local Folder C: directly so I don't have to do another mouse click.

What command do I add to the shortcut command string to have it open directly to my list of folders in C: (instead of showing Drive C: with all my drives and such and then having to click on Local Folder C:

Is there a command to add at the end of the string to make it do that?

Right now it looks like this: %windir%\explorer.exe /n, /e, /select, C:\

I want it to look like this upon clicking the taskbar yellow folder icon.
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30 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Premium
umm, problem not solved, yet posted so

With XP and Vista, I could drag my C: folder to the taskbar. When clicking it, it would open like this:

This is the best I can do now with Windows 7 and the advice given before the thread was dismissed as having been solved, when it wasn't:

Here is the original post by me. I've recieved no additional replies since it was deemed "solved."
How to get C: Folder on my taskbar
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30 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

%windir%\explorer.exe /n, /e, /select, C:\Local

That should work
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30 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Premium

Thanks ppl. SOLVED. I typed in the string you gave in Google and found examples of other command lines.

I USED: %windir%\EXPLORER.EXE /e,c:

From the site

"Here are some pointers on how to use Windows Explorer, in Microsoft Windows XP Professional from the Command Line".

To have C: open (No folders)

%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /root, C:\

To have My Computer

C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe /n

To have C: open expanded - Examples

%windir%\EXPLORER.EXE /e,c:
%windir%\EXPLORER.EXE /e,f:\Limited Documents

To have C: open and My Documents

%windir%\EXPLORER.EXE /e,c:,%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\My Documents

For it to open to My Documents:

explorer /n,/e,%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\My Documents or
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe /n,/e,%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\My Documents

To have My Documents open only (No folders)

Explorer /root, c:\Documents and Settings\%username%\My Documents
Explorer /root, c:,%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\Kelly's Computer

If you wish to have Explorer open at My Documents on another drive, you would use:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e, f:\My Documents

To have another Drive letter assigned to opening: D for example

C:\Windows\Explorer.exe /e, d:\

d:\ can be modified for any folder/sub-folder you like. As in:

%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /e,d:\My Stuff

The /e switch tells Windows Explorer to open in the two pane explorer mode and the c:\ tells it to open in folder C:\. If you omit the /e switch, Windows Explorer opens in a single pane view.
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