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Defaulting to Local Disk, when opening Explorer

  1. #1


    Terster Guest

    Defaulting to Local Disk, when opening Explorer

    Hi,

    I found several threads on how to get Windows Explorer to remember it's
    location and size after customizing them.... however, i have not found any on
    how to make Windows Explorer default to either "Computer" or my "Local Disk".

    It is really bothersome to open Windows Explorer and always be presented
    with my Profile Folder that is auto-expanded. I can not for the life of me
    figure out how to get rid of this, how to keep it from auto expanding, etc.

    I've deleted it many times, but it keeps coming back.

    Is there a way that when i open windows explorer, i'm presented with a
    folder list similiar to that of XP (where i see my drives)?

    Per a different thread, i did go into the Control Panel, Folder Options, and
    set it to "Classic View" but that did not help.

    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.


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  3. #2


    kirk jim Guest

    Re: Defaulting to Local Disk, when opening Explorer

    to make explorer open on the C drive for example right click on the shortcut
    of explorer and
    in the target window paste this

    %systemroot%\explorer.exe /e,C:\

    tell me if this helps




    "Terster" <Terster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1E9F74A7-4BE3-4876-A5BC-852B4FD8EFEA@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I found several threads on how to get Windows Explorer to remember it's
    > location and size after customizing them.... however, i have not found any
    > on
    > how to make Windows Explorer default to either "Computer" or my "Local
    > Disk".
    >
    > It is really bothersome to open Windows Explorer and always be presented
    > with my Profile Folder that is auto-expanded. I can not for the life of
    > me
    > figure out how to get rid of this, how to keep it from auto expanding,
    > etc.
    >
    > I've deleted it many times, but it keeps coming back.
    >
    > Is there a way that when i open windows explorer, i'm presented with a
    > folder list similiar to that of XP (where i see my drives)?
    >
    > Per a different thread, i did go into the Control Panel, Folder Options,
    > and
    > set it to "Classic View" but that did not help.
    >
    > Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
    >




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  4. #3


    Terster Guest

    Re: Defaulting to Local Disk, when opening Explorer

    Yes, that worked great! Thanks.

    Out of curiousity... do you know where i can find more information on what
    switches are available for Explorer?

    Thanks again! This was a big help.





    "kirk jim" wrote:

    > to make explorer open on the C drive for example right click on the shortcut
    > of explorer and
    > in the target window paste this
    >
    > %systemroot%\explorer.exe /e,C:\
    >
    > tell me if this helps
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Terster" <Terster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1E9F74A7-4BE3-4876-A5BC-852B4FD8EFEA@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I found several threads on how to get Windows Explorer to remember it's
    > > location and size after customizing them.... however, i have not found any
    > > on
    > > how to make Windows Explorer default to either "Computer" or my "Local
    > > Disk".
    > >
    > > It is really bothersome to open Windows Explorer and always be presented
    > > with my Profile Folder that is auto-expanded. I can not for the life of
    > > me
    > > figure out how to get rid of this, how to keep it from auto expanding,
    > > etc.
    > >
    > > I've deleted it many times, but it keeps coming back.
    > >
    > > Is there a way that when i open windows explorer, i'm presented with a
    > > folder list similiar to that of XP (where i see my drives)?
    > >
    > > Per a different thread, i did go into the Control Panel, Folder Options,
    > > and
    > > set it to "Classic View" but that did not help.
    > >
    > > Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
    > >

    >
    >
    >


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  5. #4


    kirk jim Guest

    Re: Defaulting to Local Disk, when opening Explorer

    sure, here ya go

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/130510
    http://www.infoworld.com/articles/op...ivingston.html
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...307856&sd=tech

    just google it.. there are hundreds of pages

    :-)


    "Terster" <Terster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0BA080FE-1F06-4CF0-87A6-348179A37361@microsoft.com...
    > Yes, that worked great! Thanks.
    >
    > Out of curiousity... do you know where i can find more information on what
    > switches are available for Explorer?
    >
    > Thanks again! This was a big help.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "kirk jim" wrote:
    >
    >> to make explorer open on the C drive for example right click on the
    >> shortcut
    >> of explorer and
    >> in the target window paste this
    >>
    >> %systemroot%\explorer.exe /e,C:\
    >>
    >> tell me if this helps
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Terster" <Terster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:1E9F74A7-4BE3-4876-A5BC-852B4FD8EFEA@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hi,
    >> >
    >> > I found several threads on how to get Windows Explorer to remember it's
    >> > location and size after customizing them.... however, i have not found
    >> > any
    >> > on
    >> > how to make Windows Explorer default to either "Computer" or my "Local
    >> > Disk".
    >> >
    >> > It is really bothersome to open Windows Explorer and always be
    >> > presented
    >> > with my Profile Folder that is auto-expanded. I can not for the life
    >> > of
    >> > me
    >> > figure out how to get rid of this, how to keep it from auto expanding,
    >> > etc.
    >> >
    >> > I've deleted it many times, but it keeps coming back.
    >> >
    >> > Is there a way that when i open windows explorer, i'm presented with a
    >> > folder list similiar to that of XP (where i see my drives)?
    >> >
    >> > Per a different thread, i did go into the Control Panel, Folder
    >> > Options,
    >> > and
    >> > set it to "Classic View" but that did not help.
    >> >
    >> > Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >>




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