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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

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    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.

    toodles.
     
  2. Dan O

    Dan O

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    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

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    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

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