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

13 Apr 2013   #140
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
:::wishes that it had been correct:::
:::wishes for a way to control that nav pane/pain:::
Yeah, unfortunately the nav pane can only be on or off universally.


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13 Apr 2013   #141
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
It would help me to help you if you posted the line that you are using for the shortcut target.

If I click on Start > Run and paste this in
%windir%\explorer.exeI do not see a new instance of explorer within task manager. I can repeat that several times and have several explorer windows open, but still only one instance of explorer showing within task manager.
If I use the /n switch, I see the a new explorer window open and a new instance of explorer within task manager.
%windir%\explorer.exe /n

If you happen to be working with an application that is causing explorer to crash (thus taking down your desktop and taskbar), it is nice to open a new instance of explorer and then open the problematic app via that new instance. That way, when the app crashes, it does not take out the desktop/taskbar.
These are what I used:

Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe /n,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe ,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
In both the cases, I see new explorer.exe's opening up in task manager and navigation pane is shown in both cases.
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13 Apr 2013   #142
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

roboticarm,
I see the same thing: a new explorer.exe within task manager for each window. I would not have expected that.

Brink,
/n - Opens a new window in a new process in a single-paned (My Computer) view
I still see two panes. The nav pane on the left and the other pane on the right.

And the example does not work for me either:
Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe /N,%WinDir%\System32,/Select,%WinDir%\system32\calc.exe
It highlights the system32 folder in the right pane. Does it highlight the calc exe for you?
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13 Apr 2013   #143
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Try this below with "Expand to current folder" checked.

Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe /N,/Select,%WinDir%\system32\calc.exe
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13 Apr 2013   #144
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Try this below with "Expand to current folder" checked.

Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe /N,/Select,%WinDir%\system32\calc.exe
Yep - that works. Thanks for fixing the tut.

Too bad about not being able to open explorer with a single pane view. Some folders we want to see without the nav pane; but for most folders, we need that nav pane. So we manually toggle that option many times each day. We could do this in XP... but such is life.
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13 Apr 2013   #145
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Is there any switch that allows to move one folder back in Explorer?
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13 Apr 2013   #146
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roboticarm View Post
Is there any switch that allows to move one folder back in Explorer?
I do not understand what you are asking about. Explorer opens to a certain folder. We will call this explorer window #1. Are you asking for a shortcut to explorer.exe (with a switch) that causes explorer window #1 to move one folder back?
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13 Apr 2013   #147
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes exactly. But never mind, I was just being silly lol
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13 Apr 2013   #148
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I can do what I described... just not using a shortcut to explorer. You can open a new thread if you want to automate some actions within an existing explorer window. However, if you moved forward one folder level, then you can move back one folder level via the backspace key.
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13 Apr 2013   #149
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Actually I was thinking of this:

Setting the target to the default "%windir%\explorer.exe" which does not create new processes and open up libraries and then using some special switch, make it go to "Computer" folder automatically thus preventing new explorer.exe's.
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