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  1. #1
    Zippity
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    Default Getting XP to open at default folder

    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'?

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    Fire-and-Ice
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    Default Re: Getting XP to open at default folder

    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.


    Switches:
    /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.


  3. #3
    Zippity
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    Default Re: Getting XP to open at default folder

    F&I,

    Many thanks.

    Your tip worked a treat

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