View Full Version : Open Windows Explorer expanded

08-01-2002, 04:05 PM
I have created a shortcut to open Windows Explorer, but I would like it to open with the left hand folder window list expanded, to save several clicks. (It always opens with 'My documents' open and I have to click My computer then drive C to get the first level folders). There has to be an easy way to make this work!
I am using Windows ME.

(Right clicking the MY Computer icon opens explorer expanded to 'a' drive, 'C' drive etc, which requires another click to expand to primary folders. This should also be able to be opened in expanded form I would think)

08-01-2002, 06:01 PM
I've got Win98 so don't know if this will work, but in the Properties of your Explorer shortcut, make sure the Target path under the Shortcut tab is as follows:

Copy and paste this to get it exact.

08-01-2002, 06:30 PM
Brilliant. It works perfectly.
I knew there had to be an easy way to do it. Thanks a lot Susan.

08-01-2002, 07:40 PM
Excellent it also works with XP

08-01-2002, 09:21 PM
I have had my Explorer shortcut set up like this for years and the credit must go to NZ PC World magazine for teaching it to me :-)