Friday, June 21, 2013

Trick To Make Windows Explorer Open Your Favorite Location In Windows 7

In Windows 7 when you open Windows Explorer, it by default opens Libraries(which no one wants). You may want Explorer to open a different folder by default that you use more often. Today we are going to see a trick that you can use to change the location that Windows Explorer opens by default.
Windows 7 Tips and Tricks

Change Windows Explorer Startup Location:
To change the default startup location for the Windows Explorer Taskbar icon, if you have no Explorer screens open, hold down the Shift key, right-click the Explorer icon, and select Properties.
Windows 7 Tips and Tricks
 Or if you have Windows open, right-click on the Explorer icon to bring up the Jumplist, then right-click on Windows Explorer and select Properties.
Windows 7 Tips and Tricks
Windows Explorer Properties opens up and you’ll want to click on the Shortcut tab so we can change the Target.
Windows 7 Tips and Tricks
A common place you might want it to default to is your Documents folder. So to do that we need to enter the following into the Target field.
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}
Windows 7 Tips and Tricks
Now when you open Windows Explorer from the Taskbar it defaults to My Documents…
Windows 7 Tips and Tricks
In this example we want Windows Explorer to open up to My Computer so we entered the following in the Target field.
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /E,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
When click on the Explorer icon in the Start Menu it defaults to My Computer. You can set it to open to various locations. For instance if you wanted to mess with someone at work, you could enter the following and Explorer will always open to the Recycle Bin.
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /E,::{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
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