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Windows 7: Open Explorer To Left Pane File

27 Jun 2010   #1
ASR

XP
 
 
Open Explorer To Left Pane File

Hi everyone:

How can I open explorer to a particular left pane file? I want to open to: Libraries, Documents, My documents (with the files showing underneath my doucments). I have been able to open to: user, my documents, but I would rather open to the libraries file structure - it looks cleaner.

Thanks, in advance.


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27 Jun 2010   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ASR View Post
Hi everyone:

How can I open explorer to a particular left pane file? I want to open to: Libraries, Documents, My documents (with the files showing underneath my doucments). I have been able to open to: user, my documents, but I would rather open to the libraries file structure - it looks cleaner.

Thanks, in advance.
Do you mean like this?:


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27 Jun 2010   #3
ASR

XP
 
 

Thanks for your reply, but no, the left-most pane opened under libraries, documents, my documents.
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27 Jun 2010   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Maybe click right the taskbar=>Properties=>Start Menu=>Personalized, add Documents (3 options)
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27 Jun 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ASR View Post
Hi everyone:

How can I open explorer to a particular left pane file? I want to open to: Libraries, Documents, My documents (with the files showing underneath my doucments). I have been able to open to: user, my documents, but I would rather open to the libraries file structure - it looks cleaner.

Thanks, in advance.
Is this what you are trying to do,

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27 Jun 2010   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I don't think you can. Libraries is a junction point or hard link that points to the actual location and is itself not a real location. So you can't open explorer to C:\Libraries\Documents\My Documents, since that is actually

C:\Users\youraccount\Documents

The best you can do is open explorer there by changing the target of explorer properties to something like

%windir%\explorer.exe /n,/e,C:\Users\youraccount\Documents
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