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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

31 Aug 2011   #110
stonebear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks!


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31 Aug 2011   #111
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Stonebear.
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21 Nov 2011   #112
davidberger

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
How about when I use the Windows+E key please?

Is there a way to replicate these actions when using the Windows+E key rather than the taskbar icon please? I can;t find where the exploere.exe is invoked from. Thanks.
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21 Nov 2011   #113
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello David, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not sure if there's a way to change what Windows+E opens to, but you could use the tutorial below to create your own keyboard shortcut for say a pinned Windows Explorer set to open to how you like instead.

Keyboard Shortcut - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Mar 2012   #114
ajfudge

Windows 7 Professional x64 | Windows ME | Windows 8 Dev Preview
 
 

nice. very. nice. indeed.
thank you once again, brink, for this insight.
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04 Mar 2012   #115
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome AJ.
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24 Sep 2012   #116
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

This one opens Explorer as a new process:

Code:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{ceff45ee-c862-41de-aee2-a022c81eda92}
It might come in handy if you are working with an app that sometimes crashes Explorer. You'll only crash this new instance of Explorer and not take down the whole desktop.

It also seems to help some people speedup certain file operations:
Copying and deleting speeds slow
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24 Sep 2012   #117
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, actually most of the options in the tutorial already do this. Thank you for reminding me.

It's the part in black below that opens explorer in a new process. the optional part in red with the GUID/CLSID number specifies what explorer opens to.

%windir%\explorer.exe /n,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
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24 Sep 2012   #118
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I thought that the stuff after "::" was a location but my searches did not turn up one with this {ceff45ee-c862-41de-aee2-a022c81eda92} - so I jumped to the conclusion that it did the new process thing - as opposed to something as logical as /N

'Twas mislead by this:

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target-233311d1348468721-copying-deleting-speeds-slow-open-new.jpg

Oh well...


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24 Sep 2012   #119
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No worries mate. I know how you feel. It's not hard to get turned around at all with this.

By default, if the GUID/CLSID is an invalid location, it just opens to "My Documents".
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