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Windows Client OS

Open Explorer in C Instead of the My Computer

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:

EXPLORER.EXE [/n] [/e] [,/root,{object}] [[,/select],{sub object}]

/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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One response to “Open Explorer in C Instead of the My Computer”

  1. Sonya Finkey

    Above, it shows an apostrophe following /e,C: but don't add that, or it won't work in Windows Pro 7 64-bit..

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