Simple thing

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jiggy, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. Jiggy

    Jiggy Guest

    Hi there.

    I have a question. Nothing too difficult :). All I want to know is how do you get Windows Explorer to run with "My Computer" as the default folder it goes to when you run it. You know instead of it being the "My Documents."

    Haven't had so much luck myself.


  2. allan

    allan Guest

    Here is a post from Dirk Diggler on another site:

    Click "Start", go to "All Programs", go to "Accessories", and right-click "Windows Explorer", click "Properties", and in the "Target" box type or "Copy and Paste" the bold writing:-

    1.) "My Computer" highlighted in left side with all drives visible but not expanded and C: highlighted in right side= %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/select,c:

    2.) Desktop highlighted and nothing expanded = %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/n,/select,/root,c:

    3.) All drives visible and the system drive highlighted and expanded in full screen = %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/select

    4.) All drives visible and the system drive expanded in small screen = %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/select,%systemroot%

    5.) Only Windows Directory visible highlighted and expanded = %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/root,%systemroot%

    6.) All drives visible but only C: highlighted and expanded = %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,c:

    7.) Nothing expanded and My Computer highlighted in right side = %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,/select,

    8.) Opens the Windows folder as a folder = %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe %systemroot%

    9.) Opens as "My Computer" = %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe %systemroot%,

    10.)This opens the Desktop folder with "My Computer" highlighted = %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe %systemroot%,/select,

    11.) "Desktop" highlighted in the left side and no drives visible:-
    %systemroot%\explorer.exe /e,/root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D},/select

    12.) "My Computer" highlighted in left side and all drives visible but none expanded:-
    %systemroot%\explorer.exe /e,/root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

    Many thanks to XP Guru for the next one:-

    13.) "Desktop" in left side highlighted and "My Computer" highlighted in right side and no drives visible:-
    %systemroot%\explorer.exe /e,/select,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}