Explorer.exe command line switches



John Gantt
07-09-2005, 11:13 PM
I want to configure windows explorer to open in the "My Computer" view instead of the default "My Documents" and I can't find documentation of the object "My Computer" to use in the properties of Windows Explorer.

I found this string in Help and Support:

%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /root, C:\

This only displays the C:\ drive, and I want to view all the drives, mapped network shares, desktop and My Documents in the same window/pane.

Does anyone have the [object] name I would use in place of "c:\" in this string above to open the view I described?

Thanks in advance!

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:13 PM
Windows Explorer Create a shortcut to My Computer

Right click the Windows Explorer shortcut | Target box |
Replace text with:

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

Click OK.

HOW TO: Change Windows Explorer Default View to My Computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;221878

To test this, paste the following in the Start | Run box and click OK...

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


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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%23pyJlh6XFHA.2756@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
John Gantt <newsreader@jcgrafx.net> hunted and pecked:
> I want to configure windows explorer to open in the "My Computer" view
> instead of the default "My Documents" and I can't find documentation of
> the object "My Computer" to use in the properties of Windows Explorer.
>
> I found this string in Help and Support:
>
> %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /root, C:\
>
> This only displays the C:\ drive, and I want to view all the drives,
> mapped network shares, desktop and My Documents in the same window/pane.
>
> Does anyone have the [object] name I would use in place of "c:\" in this
> string above to open the view I described?
>
> Thanks in advance!

John Gantt
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
Perfect! Works exactly as needed. Thanks so much Wesley!

John


"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:eRCLq97XFHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Windows Explorer Create a shortcut to My Computer
>
> Right click the Windows Explorer shortcut | Target box |
> Replace text with:
>
> %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
>
> Click OK.
>
> HOW TO: Change Windows Explorer Default View to My Computer
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;221878
>
> To test this, paste the following in the Start | Run box and click OK...
>
> %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
>
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:%23pyJlh6XFHA.2756@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
> John Gantt <newsreader@jcgrafx.net> hunted and pecked:
>> I want to configure windows explorer to open in the "My Computer" view
>> instead of the default "My Documents" and I can't find documentation of
>> the object "My Computer" to use in the properties of Windows Explorer.
>>
>> I found this string in Help and Support:
>>
>> %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /root, C:\
>>
>> This only displays the C:\ drive, and I want to view all the drives,
>> mapped network shares, desktop and My Documents in the same window/pane.
>>
>> Does anyone have the [object] name I would use in place of "c:\" in this
>> string above to open the view I described?
>>
>> Thanks in advance!

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
Keep having fun, John. :-)


--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%23C3evJWYFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
John Gantt <newsreader@jcgrafx.net> hunted and pecked:
> Perfect! Works exactly as needed. Thanks so much Wesley!
>
> John
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:eRCLq97XFHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Windows Explorer Create a shortcut to My Computer
>>
>> Right click the Windows Explorer shortcut | Target box |
>> Replace text with:
>>
>> %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
>>
>> Click OK.
>>
>> HOW TO: Change Windows Explorer Default View to My Computer
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;221878
>>
>> To test this, paste the following in the Start | Run box and click OK...
>>
>> %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
>>
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:%23pyJlh6XFHA.2756@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
>> John Gantt <newsreader@jcgrafx.net> hunted and pecked:
>>> I want to configure windows explorer to open in the "My Computer" view
>>> instead of the default "My Documents" and I can't find documentation of
>>> the object "My Computer" to use in the properties of Windows Explorer.
>>>
>>> I found this string in Help and Support:
>>>
>>> %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /root, C:\
>>>
>>> This only displays the C:\ drive, and I want to view all the drives,
>>> mapped network shares, desktop and My Documents in the same window/pane.
>>>
>>> Does anyone have the [object] name I would use in place of "c:\" in this
>>> string above to open the view I described?
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance!


Explorer.exe command line switches