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Windows 7: Changing the default "Browse" location - How ?

09 Dec 2009   #1
UKForce

Windows 7 Build 7077
 
 
Changing the default "Browse" location - How ?

At the moment, I have an ongoing problem where - if I click on any kind of "Browse for folder" radio button, the whole thing hangs - and stops responding.

I have tried numerous things but it still does it. I will eventually be formatting - but not for a few months yet, so this will hopefully sort it out.

Also I think it defaults to My Documents ?? Which I never use, as I store everything on my second HDD, so have to navigate there anyway.

Therfore is there a way I can change the path it defaults to when I click "Browse for folder" so it goes straight to this Drive / Folder?


Cheers


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09 Dec 2009   #2
Yanta

 

Back up your registry

Run Regedit

Navigate to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders.

Change the Personal folder to the location where your data is stored.

Logout/in or reboot.

Note, if you disable libraries this may not work.

You may also get a warning the first time you open from here. Click on "do not display this warning again".

This will also change the pointer to Documents on your start menu.
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10 Dec 2009   #3
UKForce

Windows 7 Build 7077
 
 

That did not work either ??
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10 Dec 2009   #4
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Is this what you're looking to do? Change the explorer target?

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target
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