Monday, February 08, 2010

Windows 7: Windows Explorer Tricks

Do you want to change the default starting directory for Windows Explorer? Below is a cool trick to make it open to the "My Computer" folder, instead of the Libraries folder.

Follow the steps below to create a shortcut
  • Show your desktop by pressing the Windows key + D
  • Right-click on an empty area of the desktop, and select New > Shortcut from the pop-up menu
  • When the Shortcut wizard displays, in the field type: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}, then press the Next button.
  • In the shortcut name field, type whatever you want. For example, I used explorer.exe. Press the Finish button, when done.

1 comment:

techandlife said...

For me, this is one of the biggest shortcomings of Windows Explorer. The option to save settings on exit would be nice so that it would start up in the directory you were in and not a default directory.
Because of this and a number of other shortcomings I've moved to xplorer2.