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Windows 7: How can I make the windows explorer open highlighting the favorites fo

16 Jul 2018   #1
rvsw

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
How can I make the windows explorer open highlighting the favorites fo

Every time I open the windows folder it starts up highlighting the C:/ drive in the left pane. From there, I ahve to navigate to the folder that I need to use. Given that most of the time, I need to go to the folders listed in the Favorites foler list, I have to scroll all the way to the top to see the favorites folder.
Is there a way that I can always start Windwos explore with the favorites folder highlighter( Technically speaking, I don't think favorites is a folder - I am using the term because I can't think of anything else)
Thanks for any inputs


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16 Jul 2018   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

This is what I did:
- Open Explorer, left click on Favorites.
- Right click. On the menu, choose the "Add current location to Favorites"
- Go to C:\Users\NAME\Links and Favorites link will be there.
- Cut the link and paste on the desktop.
- Execute the link and it will open Explorer on the Favorites.
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16 Jul 2018   #3
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Shell Commands

Check out these tutorials:
Favorites Shortcut - Create
Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

You should be able to use this command:
Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}
You can use these "shell:" commands in the Windows Explorer Address Bar or Shortcuts.

Shell Commands in Windows 7 (some Windows Vista commands don't seem to work in Windows 7)
Code:
shell:Libraries
shell:MusicLibrary
shell:VideosLibrary
shell:OtherUsersFolder
shell:Device Metadata Store
shell:PublicSuggestedLocations
shell:SuggestedLocations
shell:RecordedTVLibrary
shell:UserProgramFiles
shell:DocumentsLibrary
shell:User Pinned
shell:UsersLibrariesFolder
shell:PicturesLibrary
shell:ImplicitAppShortcuts
shell:UserProgramFilesCommon
shell:Ringtones
shell:CommonRingtones
Shell Commands in Windows Vista
Code:
shell:Common Programs
shell:GameTasks
shell:UserProfiles
shell:MyComputerFolder
shell:SyncSetupFolder
shell:DpapiKeys
shell:SamplePlaylists
shell:Favorites
shell:My Video
shell:SearchHomeFolder
shell:System
shell:CommonVideo
shell:SyncResultsFolder
shell:LocalizedResourcesDir
shell:Cookies
shell:Original Images
shell:CommonMusic
shell:My Pictures
shell:Cache
shell:Downloads
shell:CommonDownloads
shell:AppData
shell:SyncCenterFolder
shell:My Music
shell:ConflictFolder
shell:SavedGames
shell:InternetFolder
shell:Quick Launch
shell:SystemCertificates
shell:Contacts
shell:TreePropertiesFolder
shell:Profile
shell:Start Menu
shell:Common AppData
shell:PhotoAlbums
shell:ConnectionsFolder
shell:Administrative Tools
shell:PrintersFolder
shell:Default Gadgets
shell:ProgramFilesX86
shell:Searches
shell:Common Startup
shell:ControlPanelFolder
shell:SampleVideos
shell:SendTo
shell:ResourceDir
shell:ProgramFiles
shell:CredentialManager
shell:PrintHood
shell:MAPIFolder
shell:CD Burning
shell:AppUpdatesFolder
shell:Common Start Menu
shell:LocalAppDataLow
shell:Templates
shell:Gadgets
shell:Programs
shell:Recent
shell:SampleMusic
shell:Desktop
shell:CommonPictures
shell:RecycleBinFolder
shell:CryptoKeys
shell:Common Templates
shell:Startup
shell:Links
shell:OEM Links
shell:SamplePictures
shell:Common Desktop
shell:NetHood
shell:Games
shell:Common Administrative Tools
shell:NetworkPlacesFolder
shell:SystemX86
shell:History
shell:AddNewProgramsFolder
shell:Playlists
shell:ProgramFilesCommonX86
shell:PublicGameTasks
shell:ChangeRemoveProgramsFolder
shell:Public
shell:Common Documents
shell:CSCFolder
shell:Local AppData
shell:Windows
shell:UsersFilesFolder
shell:ProgramFilesCommon
shell:Fonts
shell:Personal
This page also has lists for W8 & W10:
https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/s...ecial-folders/
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16 Jul 2018   #4
rvsw

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you to both for your responses. The first solution provided by megahertz07 worked. The second solution brings up the favourites in Internet Explorer.

Thanks to both of you for your prompt responses. Marking this is resolved
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17 Jul 2018   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvsw View Post
Thank you to both for your responses. The first solution provided by megahertz07 worked. The second solution brings up the favourites in Internet Explorer.

Thanks to both of you for your prompt responses. Marking this is resolved
This command opens Internet Explorer Favorites:
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:Favorites
This command opens Windows Explorer Favorites (on my W7 PC):
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}
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