Making Windows Explorer open to Drive c:?


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Guv Bob

I'm new to 2000. With 98, when you open Win Explorer, you go right to drive
"c". With 2000, you have to go to "my computer", etc., in order to get to
c:

Is there a way to make it open right to drive c: as default?

Thanks!!

Bob
 
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Gary Smith

Guv Bob said:
I'm new to 2000. With 98, when you open Win Explorer, you go right to drive
"c". With 2000, you have to go to "my computer", etc., in order to get to
c:
Is there a way to make it open right to drive c: as default?
Create a shortcut on the desktop and set the Target to
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e
 
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Guv Bob

Gary Smith said:
Create a shortcut on the desktop and set the Target to
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e
Thanks, Gary! I got another suggestion :
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e, /n,c:\

What's the difference between the two?

John
 
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Gary Smith

Thanks, Gary! I got another suggestion :
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e, /n,c:\
What's the difference between the two?
The /e switch, which is in both examples, makes Explorer open in explore
mode, with two panes and the folder list the the left pane, rather than in
open mode, with a single pane. The /n switch specifies that a new window
is to be opened. I don't typically specify that because I always seem to
get a new window even when an Explorer window is already open. The "c:\"
parameter specifies that the window is to open to the C drive, which is
normally the default when Windows is installed on C. My system has
Windows installed on D, so I'd have to specify "C:\" if that's what I
wanted.

You can specify other drives or folders if you want. For instance, I have
a shortcut that specifies '%SystemRoot%\EXPLORER.EXE /e,/root,D:\Documents
and Settings". It opens the Docements and Settings folder on this system.
 
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Guv Bob

Thanks for all your help, Gary!

Gary Smith said:
The /e switch, which is in both examples, makes Explorer open in explore
mode, with two panes and the folder list the the left pane, rather than in
open mode, with a single pane. The /n switch specifies that a new window
is to be opened. I don't typically specify that because I always seem to
get a new window even when an Explorer window is already open. The "c:\"
parameter specifies that the window is to open to the C drive, which is
normally the default when Windows is installed on C. My system has
Windows installed on D, so I'd have to specify "C:\" if that's what I
wanted.

You can specify other drives or folders if you want. For instance, I have
a shortcut that specifies '%SystemRoot%\EXPLORER.EXE /e,/root,D:\Documents
and Settings". It opens the Docements and Settings folder on this system.
 
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