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Windows Explorer shortcut - target attributes

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bluewing, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. bluewing

    bluewing Thread Starter

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    In XP SP3, I want to change the Windows Explorer shorcut target by adding some attributes. I have been able to do so in the past but now XP is not allowing it.
    I want to change the default target so it reads : %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,c:/ but Windows says the addition of the attributes makes the target unacceptable.

    Is there a setting or a switch that is preventing the change? Is this related to XP SP3 as opposed to SP2? I've made the change in XP SP2 in the past.
     
  2. Dan O

    Dan O

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    Try: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,c:\

    If that does not work try creating a desktop shortcut using the setting.
     
  3. bluewing

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    No joy, Dan-O. I've tried reversing the last slash and eliminating it. Windows still won't accept it. And...yes, I've already created a shortcut on the desktop, which is where I'm trying to make the attribute change. I don't think it's the content of the attributes, but something that prevents any attribute change. Dunno
     
  4. moper

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    If it's the C drive that you want expanded, I find that just %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e works.
    Or put a space between , and C



    moper
     
  5. bluewing

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    Thanks moper,
    Your comment got me thinking. I took a look at the text you provided and realized I was missing a space. I needed a space here: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe * /n,/e,c:/ (between exe and the first slash. Like they say, "the devil is in the details."
    I do appreciate the reply. Heaven knows how long it would've taken me to sort it out if you hadn't posted that text. (y)
     
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