View Full Version : Don't want IE going to Win directory

23-05-2002, 10:49 AM
Everytime I open explorer, it goes to startup in the expanded win directory, which means I have to close this ro scroll through it to see other directories. How can I make it open at the c:\ (or someother nominated position)?

23-05-2002, 11:55 AM
You can modify the Explorer shortcut (or create a new one). In Win98/98SE/ME right mouse click on the Explorer icon in the Start | Programs
and click properties. In the Target type or modify the line so that it looks similar to the following:

C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe /n,/e, c:\

The C:\Windows is where EXPLORER.EXE 'normally' might reside for you.

The /n means create a new explorer window, /e means expand the path specified as far as I can remember.

You can change the final drive|directory path for whatever you want.

Windows 2000/XP can also have the same mod but by default in XP the Explorer shortcut is in START | ALL PROGRAMS | ACCESSORIES menu

23-05-2002, 11:59 AM
Bruce, As an update from my previous reply:

From the Microsoft KB Q130510

EXPLORER.EXE [/n][/e][,/root,<object>][[,/select],<sub object>]
/n: Opens a new window in single-paned (My Computer) view for each item
selected, even if the new window duplicates a window that is
already open.

/e: Uses Windows Explorer view. Windows Explorer view is most similar
to File Manager in Windows version 3.x. Note that the default view
is Open view.

/root,<object>: Specifies the root level of the specified view. The
default is to use the normal namespace root (the
desktop). Whatever is specified is the root for the

/select,<sub object>: Specifies the folder to receive the initial
focus. If '/select' is used, the parent folder
is opened and the specified object is selected.
To open a Windows Explorer view to explore only objects on \\<server name>, use the following syntax:
explorer /e,/root,\\<server name>

To view the C:\WINDOWS folder and select CALC.EXE, use the following syntax:
explorer /select,c:\windows\calc.exe

23-05-2002, 02:37 PM
Many thanks Babe. I'll try it.