Windows 8.1 File Manager always opens to "This PC"?


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John Doe

Paul said:
John Doe wrote:

Don't be so judgmental when people are trying to help you. Not
every idea in a thread is a gem. Ignore the answers you don't
like.

It gets monotonous after a while. No reply author in this thread
has gotten it right or at least admitted that there is no
solution. If you don't know the answer, you have every right to
remain silent. If you suspect there is no good answer, you could
at least say so.
 
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John Doe

...winston said:
John Doe wrote:

Doesn't work here.

You probably don't even know what you're doing. Besides, whether
it works there is irrelevant. The question is how to get it to
work in Windows 8.1.
 
J

John Doe

Paul said:
John Doe wrote:

Do you know what kind of item is created by the operation you're
doing ? Is it actually a shortcut file ?

Two or three of the reply authors explained it right. Problem is
that it malfunctions in Windows 8.1. I think it worked in 64-bit
Windows 8.0. I know for a fact that works in 32-bit Windows 7, I
went to the trouble of verifying it earlier today after the MVP
troll claimed (and continues to claim) that it doesn't. See the
screenshot...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3839/14406550926_9d0d3e0fa4_o_d.png

Notice the active/depressed file manager icon on the Taskbar is
singular and the window opened to drive D.

Again... In Windows 8.1, it fails. You can get file manager
started in drive D, but it places a duplicate file manager icon on
the Taskbar to the right of all the other icons. The only time
I've seen that happen before is with Komodo Edit.

I guess it's another Microsoft innovation, to force file manager
opening to "This PC". Or maybe it's just careless programming.
Whatever they did, it's probably the same as with Komodo Edit and
perhaps a few other programs. But I have no idea exactly what that
is.
 
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...winston

John Doe wrote, On 6/15/2014 11:02 PM:
You probably don't even know what you're doing. Besides, whether
it works there is irrelevant. The question is how to get it to
work in Windows 8.1.

I'm certain I do.

Two rules:
- Only applications can be pinned to the task bar.
- Files can be pinned to applications
 
J

John Doe

Two reply authors in this thread have already pointed out how to
put an icon on the taskbar that causes (pre-8.1) file manager to
open to a specified location like drive D (without producing a
duplicate taskbar icon). But here we have a clueless "MVP" denying
what many other people know for a fact...

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Paul

John said:
It gets monotonous after a while. No reply author in this thread
has gotten it right or at least admitted that there is no
solution. If you don't know the answer, you have every right to
remain silent. If you suspect there is no good answer, you could
at least say so.

OK, have a look at my solution.

http://i62.tinypic.com/15x9bq.gif

It involves making a conventional shortcut.
I copied an existing one from my C: drive
called "3 - Windows Explorer". I made a private
copy so I wouldn't screw up the original one.

I changed the command in the shortcut to

%windir%\explorer.exe /e,/root,K:\

Then click apply. Then drop the shortcut onto the
task bar.

The task bar icons behave a little weirdly. If you
click the new entry, two icons appear. The explorer
icon with the thumbnails will appear, as well as
this new shortcut. I suppose I could have changed
the icon, to avoid confusion.

Paul
 
D

dadiOH

The second idiotic post from this troll...

Troll? Not at all, just someone who has no problems with computers (unlike
you who has continuous problems and/or is terminally inept) and who can
easily do what you desire to do in your OP.

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D

dadiOH

It gets monotonous after a while. No reply author in this thread
has gotten it right or at least admitted that there is no
solution.

If you think there is no solution, why did you waste everyone's time by
posting? Of course, there is a solution - an easy one - but you are too
dense to recognize it.


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____________________________

Winters getting colder? Tired of the rat race?
Taxes out of hand? Maybe just ready for a change?
Check it out... http://www.floridaloghouse.net
 
J

John Doe

Paul said:
OK, have a look at my solution.

http://i62.tinypic.com/15x9bq.gif

It involves making a conventional shortcut.
I copied an existing one from my C: drive
called "3 - Windows Explorer". I made a private
copy so I wouldn't screw up the original one.

I changed the command in the shortcut to

%windir%\explorer.exe /e,/root,K:\

Then click apply. Then drop the shortcut onto the
task bar.

That produces the same incorrect behavior, a duplicate taskbar icon
is produced.

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J

John Doe

Persistent troll...

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If you think there is no solution, why did you waste everyone's time by
posting? Of course, there is a solution - an easy one - but you are too
dense to recognize it.


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Winters getting colder? Tired of the rat race?
Taxes out of hand? Maybe just ready for a change?
Check it out... http://www.floridaloghouse.net
 
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John Doe

Persistent lying troll...

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dadiOH said:
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Subject: Re: Windows 8.1 File Manager always opens to "This PC"?
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Troll? Not at all, just someone who has no problems with computers (unlike
you who has continuous problems and/or is terminally inept) and who can
easily do what you desire to do in your OP.

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dadiOH
____________________________

Winters getting colder? Tired of the rat race?
Taxes out of hand? Maybe just ready for a change?
Check it out... http://www.floridaloghouse.net
 
J

John Doe

In a later post, this lying troll says it can "easily do what you
desire to do".

And here (before that) this lying troll makes clear that it
doesn't even have Windows 8.1...

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P

Paul

John said:
That produces the same incorrect behavior, a duplicate taskbar icon
is produced.

But it does seem to open drive K: when I click it,
which I believe was the objective of your exercise.
It at least opens the disk where I set it to open.
Unpinning the other icon, will likely result in
it coming back again.

Paul
 
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...winston

John Doe wrote, On 6/16/2014 1:00 AM:
Two reply authors in this thread have already pointed out how to
put an icon on the taskbar that causes (pre-8.1) file manager to
open to a specified location like drive D (without producing a
duplicate taskbar icon).

Look closely, they follow those two rules.
 
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...winston

Nil wrote, On 6/16/2014 1:39 PM:
That's not gonna happen.

For the most part those who show up asking for help and immediately take
an abrasive approach and accuse the majority of repliers as trolls
yields limited helpful replies and in the long run completely being
ignored thereafter.

Afaics, that approach has already proven its worth.
 
J

John Doe

Paul said:
But it does seem to open drive K: when I click it, which I
believe was the objective of your exercise.

My objective is clearly stated in the original post...

"I want a file manager shortcut opening to drive D. And I don't
want to temporarily reproduce a taskbar icon whenever it's open"

It works properly in Windows prior to version 8.1. They must've
done something to file manager.
 
J

John Doe

Nildo the troll...

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Look closely,

That's not gonna happen.
they follow those two rules.
 
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John Doe

Nobody has asked for clarification of my question. Some have
provided a "solution" that works in Windows prior to 8.1 and
flatly contradicts this troll's assertion that you cannot open
file manager to a specific drive...

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