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

30 Oct 2014   #170
SevenOfNine

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

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Hello SevenOfNine, and welcome to Seven Forums.
Thank you for the kind welcome! Amazing site you have created here!

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If you like, you could use the Favorites shortcut in the tutorial below, and be able to pin it where you like.

Favorites Shortcut - Create
Thank you! That works perfectly. I was missing the shell::: portion. I had read a comment on the forums here that it was causing someone's Windows Explorer to load really slowly. Is that a concern? What do the three colons in a row do?

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The Favorites folder is actually your "C:\Users\(user-name)\Links" folder. If you like, you could create a shortcut of the other folder in it, and pin it to your taskbar.

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder
This is the one that doesn't work well for me. I get the the correct folder open in Windows Explorer, but instead of the parent being Favorites (which is what I would like), the parent is the full tree the the C: drive. This makes it harder to quickly switch to other Favorites, because they are scrolled off the screen.

Thank you again!


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30 Oct 2014   #171
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The shell shortcut should work fine just like any other shortcut. The three colons are just part of the shell command to reference the GUID number for Favorites.

You might see how the command below may work for the other shortcut. Substitute Folder in the command with the actual name of the folder in Favorites you want it to open to.

explorer.exe /n ,/select,"%UserProfile%\Links\Folder"
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30 Oct 2014   #172
SevenOfNine

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

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The shell shortcut should work fine just like any other shortcut. The three colons are just part of the shell command to reference the GUID number for Favorites.
Thanks. The issue that the other person reported in the forum must have been something unique to his/her system.

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You might see how the command below may work for the other shortcut. Substitute Folder in the command with the actual name of the folder in Favorites you want it to open to.

explorer.exe /n ,/select,"%UserPofile%\Links\Folder"
We're getting closer!

That opens Windows Explorer with the root as the current user profile. Specifying different folders for Folder doesn't seem to change anything. I think it may be because there are no actual folders in the Links folder, only shortcuts to them. I tried changing the Folder to include the .lnk extension (of the shortcut within the Links folder) to see if that would get the job done, but it didn't work either.
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31 Oct 2014   #173
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Brink was missing the "r" in Profile.

Code:
explorer.exe /n ,/select,"%UserProfile%\Links\Downloads.lnk"
Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target-links.png

...and yes, if the item to be selected is a shortcut, then add .lnk as the extension.


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31 Oct 2014   #174
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oops, missed the "r". Corrected now. Thank you.

The Folder part was if you wanted to open to a folder within your Links folder.
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25 Dec 2015   #175
anantsingh

Win7 and 8
 
 

Bull's Eye.
Thank you.
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26 Aug 2016   #176
maszd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, any reg file to change open target on windows explorer?
thanks.
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26 Aug 2016   #177
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Hi, any reg file to change open target on windows explorer?
thanks.
Hello maszd, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not that I'm aware of.
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26 Aug 2016   #178
maszd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maszd View Post
Hi, any reg file to change open target on windows explorer?
thanks.
Hello maszd, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not that I'm aware of.
thanks for info
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