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LWE10260 : How to change the default startup folder for the Windows explorer.




You want the Explorer to start at a prefered directory.


The Windows Explorer can be started with some parameters, e. g. the startup directory.

Explorer [/n] [/e] [(,)/root,] [/select,]

/n                         Opens a new single-pane window for the default selection.

/e                         Opens the Windows Explorer in its default view.

/root <object>    Opens a window view of the specified object.

/select<object> Opens a window view with the specified folder, file or application selected.


To change the startup folder just take the folloeing steps:

Click start -> programs -> accessoires

Right-click on Windows explorer and select properties.

Under target field is an entry like this "%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe". Change this entry into this "%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, /select, <prefered folder>", for example "%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, /select, C:\Temp".

 Now when you start the explorer it's showing your prefered selected folder.


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