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Windows 7: windows explorer

19 Apr 2020   #1
roneg

10 Pro/7Ultimate x64
 
 
windows explorer

Hello, I was trying to change my windows explorer to open with "computer" and I got this error now after several failed attempts.


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19 Apr 2020   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You have missed " off the end. You have typed " at the beginning, but not at the end.

That is why it doesn't understand what you are looking for.

"%windir%\explorer.exe" will open explorer at libraries.
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19 Apr 2020   #3
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I'm sure one of the big boys will help but why not just start in My Computer?

Whoops! I see that one of the big boys already answered as I was typing.
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19 Apr 2020   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you want to open it on computer folder, you could use one of these:

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:MyComputerFolder

Or

%windir%\explorer.exe /n,/select,%SystemDrive%
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19 Apr 2020   #5
roneg

10 Pro/7Ultimate x64
 
 

Hum....


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19 Apr 2020   #6
roneg

10 Pro/7Ultimate x64
 
 

I want explorer to open to this page.


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19 Apr 2020   #7
roneg

10 Pro/7Ultimate x64
 
 

Also, When I add "Computer" with a space in front it doesn't work.
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19 Apr 2020   #8
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

You already have My Computer in All Programs, Accessories, System Tools and can send it to your desktop as a shortcut from there (right click on it and select Send To, Desktop).

For information, I'm on my Vista system right now and the Computer shortcut (It's not called My Computer in Vista) properties are as shown below


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19 Apr 2020   #9
roneg

10 Pro/7Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank You for that advice wither 2, I may have to settle for that. I would rather have it in the task-bar under the windows explorer icon. Pretty sure I had it that way before when I has win 7 previously. Just don't remember how I got it that way.


Ron
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19 Apr 2020   #10
roneg

10 Pro/7Ultimate x64
 
 

%windir%\explorer.exe /n,/select,%SystemDrive% opens to;


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