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How do you make explorer default on c drive?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by euphoricsoul01, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. euphoricsoul01

    euphoricsoul01 Thread Starter

    Dec 28, 2001
    i have a shortcut to explorer but it always opens the my documents first on the right section.

    i want it so that when i open the windows explorer it automatically has the c drive viewed.

    i had this before, but dont know how to get it back.

    thanks a bunch.

  2. Dan O

    Dan O

    Feb 13, 1999
    Right click your short cut, select property, and change the Target to: Explorer /e,/root,C:\

    Here's the syntax:

    Explorer [/n] [/e] [(,)/root,<object>] [/select,<object>]

    /n Opens a new single-pane window for the default
    selection. This is usually the root of the drive Windows
    is installed on. If the window is already open, a
    duplicate opens.

    /e Opens Windows Explorer in its default view.

    /root,<object> Opens a window view of the specified object.

    /select,<object> Opens a window view with the specified folder, file or
    application selected.
  3. BTS '76

    BTS '76

    Dec 7, 2002
    Or, you can right click the start menu button, click explore.

    click on my documents, left click(and hold) explorer and drag it to your hard drive(C:) this will copy to C:
  4. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    Create a shortcut of the Explorer on your desktop.
    Change the properties to be:
    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, c:\
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