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Windows 7: Windows Explorer - Drive View

07 May 2009   #1
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows Explorer - Drive View

The new pinstack in Windows 7 is cool but one thing I don't like is the 'library' the default Explorer icon takes you to. To fix this and restore a basic 'drive view' is quite simple;

See Also: Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

Update the Start Menu Shortcut
  1. Click on the Start Button and type in Windows Explorer.
Windows Explorer - Drive View-driveview1-1-.png

2. Right click on the shortcut when it appears in the search results and select Properties.

3. On the Shortcut tab, change the target to:

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

4. Click Ok to save the changes.

Update the TaskBar Shortcut
  1. Right click on the Windows Explorer TaskBar icon.
  2. Then Right click on the Windows Explorer shortcut in the Jump List and select Properties.
    Windows Explorer - Drive View-driveview2-1-.png
3. On the Shortcut tab, change the target to:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
4. Click Ok to save the changes.

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Windows Explorer - Drive View-driveview1-1-.png Windows Explorer - Drive View-driveview2-1-.png 
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11 May 2009   #2

XP & Vista

Wow. Thanks for this. I use to have this view in 9x and in XP. Lost it going to Win7. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2009   #3

XP & Vista

Interesting. When you launch explorer and click on something after this tweak it acts like a link and launches a sep browser window instead of using the browser window that was just launched.

PS- Using the RC.
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