Thursday, January 13, 2005

Choosing the Windows Explorer Start Folder

For: Windows XP Professional and Home Edition

When the Windows Explorer is launched, it opens the My Documents folder by default. To make Windows Explorer start in another folder, you can create a shortcut that causes it opens in a new location.

- Right-click on the desktop and select New > Shortcut.
- In the Location field type "explorer.exe /e,C:\", then press the 'Next >' button.
- Give your shortcut a new name, or accept the default, then press the Finish button.

Whenever you launch the shortcut it will open the Windows Explorer to the C:\ drive. You change the location of folder which the Explorer opens, you need to modifying the path (i.e.: 'C:\') after the '/e'. If the path includes a space, then the whole path name needs to be enclosed in quotes.

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