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    halek
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    Opening File Explorer

    One of the items that has been frustrating me with 2000 is the inability to control where File Explorer opens. It's always in My Documents.
    In 98 I was able to control this by the the "Open In" line in the Shortcut properties. I have tried and tried to no avail.
    Can anybody help me?

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    Re: Opening File Explorer

    Go to the shortcut icon and open the properties. On the command line after explorer.exe, add the following switches: /e,/n,C: This will open the C:drive folder, or modify this for your favorite folder.

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    Re: Opening File Explorer

    A full explanation of the command line switches can be found here:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q130/5/10.ASP>Q130510</A> Command-Line Switches for Windows Explorer

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    Re: Opening File Explorer

    Thanks for your advice.

    Darn stuff is easy if you just know the secrets.
    I had done a search, but unfortunately I used my antiquated title "File Explorer" rather tham Windows Explorer.

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    Re: Opening File Explorer

    Hi Leif

    Nice one, but you don't need the switches. On my Explorer shortcut (Win 2000P) I just have C:/ so the path reads :
    H:WINNTexplorer.exe C:
    Seems to work ok. Or were you using them to force a particular style of pane?

    Funnily enough, the article on command line switches does not mention /k. This can be used in Win2k to run a batch file from the cmd.exe command line. I find it useful for auto cleaning my temp file.

    Cheers

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