Edit Windows Explorer Properties?

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  1. MoistDef

    MoistDef New Member

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    How do you edit Windows Explorer properties?

    I was reading Tim Sneath's article and would like to edit Explorer's properties to start from My Computer as opposed to My Libraries.
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    This should work:

    Right-click on My Computer, choose open, navigate to on the C: drive, navigate to the Windows folder and locate explorer.exe. Drag that file to the desktop, and choose Create shortcut here. Rename it to whatever you like. Now right-click and choose properties and add this after the .exe.( If it's highlighted, click your mouse button after the .exe),
    now hit the space bar and type /n/e,::{20D04FE0-3AFA-A2E81069-0800B3039D}

    The complete line should now look like this:\C:\windows\explorer.exe /n/e,::{20D04FE0-3AFA-A2E81069-0800B3039D}

    Just copy and paste the above line into the Target box.
     
  3. MoistDef

    MoistDef New Member

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    Thank you!

    I actually figured it out another way. I had to type in "Windows Explorer" in the search and I was able to right click the search result and go to properties. I wish I could always right click an application and go to properties.
     
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    owenspal New Member

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    edit windows explorer

    Tried the fix by reghakr but it defaults to "favorites" rather than "my computer":confused:
     
  5. MoistDef

    MoistDef New Member

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    The way I did it, I changed the Windows Explorer target to:

    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

    I then pinned it to my taskbar and changed the icon to a computer to represent My Computer.
     
  6. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Sorry guys,

    Thanks Moistderf

    I tried in on my Windows7 machine, and I have two independent monitors, created it in Vista, I couldn't copy and paste.

    It was a spelling error on my count.
    Glad to see you got it
     

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