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

13 Apr 2013   #150
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W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roboticarm View Post
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.
There might be a switch that opens it directly to the view that you want and does not create a new explorer process. The same view can be created multiple ways.

Silly silly me - to think that I understood what the W7 OS was doing when it comes to the absence of the /n switch.

The video below is from a Virtual Machine (VM) with nothing installed. (Virtual box guest additions and OS updates are installed.) The pinned shortcut has not been modified. Process Explorer has been set to show changes for 9 seconds. In other words, when a new explorer process shows up, it will be green for a while. When explorer exits RAM, it will turn red and will stay red for about 9 seconds. As opposed to the task manager window which shows explorer processes coming and going rather quickly. Task Manager's update speed is set to High.

There does not seem to be any rhyme or reason to when a new explorer process will appear. And they can go away without closing the explorer window that caused them (or maybe caused them). These are definately different from the new "persistent" processes that you get with the /n switch. But I can no longer state that the absence of that /n switch will prevent a new explorer process.

Just letting the VM sit for a while or doing other things does not make these new processes of the explorer app come and go... so they seem to be tied to opening new explorer windows. Even if those explorer windows will are managed by the same explorer process that is presenting the desktop and taskbar.

(Best viewed at 720p and in the full screen mode.)



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13 Apr 2013   #151
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I understood what you said. The fact that the new processes end automatically is good enough. Though I'll still try finding a workaround and post here if I'm successful anyday...
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13 Apr 2013   #152
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Robot Man,

Another thought for you is that it's better to have it start as a new process. Otherwise, if one explorer should crash, it would crash all of them running on the same process. Having them run with separate processes helps to prevent that.
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13 Apr 2013   #153
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks Brink, I am aware of that. Actually, the lesser the no. of processes, the happier I am
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13 Apr 2013   #154
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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26 Aug 2013   #155
mtony

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

How do I set two folder in Target box. I am frequently working on Two Folder.

With the help of above solution I set one folder at a time and don;t want to create another shortcut.

Please help me on it.

Thank you in advanced.
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26 Aug 2013   #156
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Tony, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The target location can only be set to open one location. A second location will require another shortcut.

If you like, you could pin that folder in the jump list of the one on the taskbar to help make it easier to open.
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26 Aug 2013   #157
mtony

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Thnx for quick reply,

Is there any other way like any software available for that?
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26 Aug 2013   #158
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not that I'm aware of.
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26 Aug 2013   #159
watdog11

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Very good tutorial. Big time saver. I wish I would of found it ALONG time ago.
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