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    Open Explorer in C Instead of the My Computer

    Posted on by Daniel Petri in Windows Client OS with 1 Comment

    Can I open Explorer in the C:’ drive instead of the My Computer view?

    Yes. You can execute explorer from the command line or from a shortcut and use switches to control the view. The syntax is:

    /n – opens a new "My Computer" view of the object, even if already open.

    /e – opens an "Explorer" view of the object.

    /root,{object} – the specified root for the display.

    For example:

    Explorer.exe /e,/root,D:’ will open an "Explorer" view of the D: drive.

    Explorer.exe /e,D:’ will open an "Tree" view of your computer with the focus on the D: drive.


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