View Full Version : Simple explorer prob.

04-10-2001, 04:40 PM
How do I get explorer to open up with the explorer pane on the left every time? I know there is an option somewhere, but have forgotten where,

Windows ME.


04-10-2001, 05:34 PM
Try this:

Right click on the Windows Explorer shortcut, select Properties, and in the Target box, type


and this should open Explorer with the pane on the left. If you want it to always open with a specific drive selected (such as C:\) add the drive after the comma, such as


I hope this works for you as it did me.


04-10-2001, 06:01 PM
Thanx Mike. It does work. Is it possible to get it to do this when I double click on a folder on the desktop such as My Computer? ie not a shortcut per say.

04-10-2001, 06:04 PM
In explorer, click the view menu, select explorer bar and then folders from the submenu.

04-10-2001, 06:10 PM
Cheers Tristan, but knew that.

I mustn't have explained myself very well - sorry.

I want the window to open up with the explorer tree there every time by default, instead of a) opening exporer and then navigating to where I want to go,

or b) opening the window and then selecting 'folders'.

Maybe I am wrong and this isn't possible - should be if it isn't.