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Windows 7: Explorer Rooted not refreshing

11 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Explorer Rooted not refreshing

I have a shortcut that opens explorer "rooted" to a particular folder:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e, /root, c:\users
It works fine and launches explorer rooted to the folder.

The problem is that any changes that are made within this folder require a "refresh" (F5) to get them to show up.

I have tested the same shortcut on several other Windows 7 machines with quite different set ups.

Can anybody verify that the "Explore Rooted" feature that I used to use all the time in Windows XP does not work in Windows 7? Alternatively, is there a better way to get the shortcut to work correctly


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11 May 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I have something similar (called 'my desk'), but it's in my Library. See if moving that folder to the Libraries will make it work like you want it to.

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17 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional

Thanks Jacee,

Unfortunately, that did not work. I also have too many items in the Libraries list at the moment and would like to be reduce the number there.
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