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13-08-2003, 02:26 PM
Any suggestions as to how I can get Windows Explorer (using XP) to open at a folder of my choosing rather than the Windows default of 'My Computer'?

13-08-2003, 03:08 PM
Very easy. Create a shortcut and in the Properties box add the following to the Target field:

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

for Windows Explorer to be opened in Explorer view (with folder tree) at the D: drive. You will change yours to suit, of course, depending on what folder you wish to open.

/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 display.

/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.

14-08-2003, 12:06 AM

Many thanks.

Your tip worked a treat :)