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Windows 7: Start Explorer from Computer

18 Oct 2009   #11
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by churin View Post
What I want to see when the Computer is clicked on is what I see when Windows Explorer is launched. Another word, I want to see on the left navigation pane, all drives under Computer. Is this possible?
Hello Churin,

I believe this is what you are wanting below, but you should also be able to expand Computer in the Navigation Pane and close the window. Everytime you open Windows Explorer, Computer should be expanded as it was last closed as showing all of your drives.

Navigation Pane - Show All Folders
That resolved the problem. Thanks. But it is counter intuitive that the check mark need be removed from Show All Folders in order to show all folders.


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18 Oct 2009   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Churin. You should still be able to expand "Computers" and close the window to keep it expanded the next time the window opens even with "Show All Folders" checked.
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18 Oct 2009   #13
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

"Restore previous folder windows at logon" was found not check-marked so that what you suggest was not happening.

What I was seeing was that the folders were not shown on Windows Explorer if launched by clicking on Computer while the folders were shown if launched by clicking on Windows Explorer short-cut. This is why the way my original question was worded.
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18 Oct 2009   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It appears that you will have to have "Show All Folders" unchecked for it to do so when opened from the Computer location as you stated instead of from Windows Explorer.
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18 Oct 2009   #15
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

That's right. "Show All Folders" has to be unchecked to have all folders shown. Strange.
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18 Oct 2009   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Indeed.
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18 Oct 2009   #17
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Win key + e, at least for me it always opens Explorer at the drive selections.

Hi there Win + E works for me as well

Cheers
jimbo


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18 Oct 2009   #18
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Win key + e, at least for me it always opens Explorer at the drive selections.

Hi there Win + E works for me as well
Now I get the same results by clicking on Computer. Thanks anyway.
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