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Windows 7: Set a "Windows Explorer" default pointer

15 Apr 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

You too hope it works out for you

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15 Apr 2013   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi bobk554.

Although I haven't personaly tried doing this, but the following may achieve what you want as far as I understand:

Click Start orb

Type in "folder options" and hit Enter.

Now click on the "View" tab at the top.

Now checkmark "Restore previous folder windows at logon" under Advanced settings.

As the name says, it should restore the last used folder location at every logon.
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15 Apr 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobk544 View Post
Well all of these are worth a try and at least i'm finally trying to do something about it cos all totalled i'd bet i spend 2 weeks per year just reseting that Windows Explorer access setting, so let me try these out and see, but yes benjy you're right because i may change daily in addition to weekly, but let me ask you this, is there a Windows Explorer scripting language like there's a VBA tooling for Word, where if i select a key combination, i can run a script that may even pop up a window like Word VBA does? and that way i could select a key combo, a window would pop up and ask, do you want this directory as your default Windows Explorer directory, after i selected the keys, or actually i wouldn't even need a Y/N cos i would have selected the keys unless i wanted to make that directory my WE default, ok thanks all and let me play around with this, but i quess it makes me now wonder if there is a scripting language that could do this?
As far as I know, Explorer hasn't any kind of scripting capabilities or other public API.
The best I can think of, and not completely it meets your idea, is a program like AutoHotKey (AutoHotkey), which allows for some key combinations to create macro-like shortcuts for many other programs, by simulating keystrokes into them. Maybe it's worth a try, I have only a (very) little experience with it.
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15 Apr 2013   #14

windows 7

Ok thanks again all, i will definitely give these various approaches a try, great!
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