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How To Customize Win Explorer in XP Pro

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August 11, 2005 7:42:26 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I am running Win XP Pro and would like to customize the appearance of
Win Explorer such that it: (A) Opens in an expanded fashion and (B)
starts at the top with the C drive.

I have tried these 2 options in the properties section (Target) and
neither works:

C:\Windows\explorer.exe /e,c:\ and

C:\Windows\Explorer.scf

Any new suggestions for making this work for XP Pro ?

Thanks,

Brian
August 11, 2005 7:42:27 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Try this:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;257518

How to Have Windows Explorer Default to the %SystemRoot% Drive When Started

Create or modify your existing shorcut to read:

%systemroot%\explorer.exe /e,/root,

This will cause Windows Explorer to open to the drive that XP is installed
on.
--
Curt,

'The way is open to those who would see'

"Brian" <brian@arc.net> wrote in message
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>I am running Win XP Pro and would like to customize the appearance of
> Win Explorer such that it: (A) Opens in an expanded fashion and (B)
> starts at the top with the C drive.
>
> I have tried these 2 options in the properties section (Target) and
> neither works:
>
> C:\Windows\explorer.exe /e,c:\ and
>
> C:\Windows\Explorer.scf
>
> Any new suggestions for making this work for XP Pro ?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Brian
August 12, 2005 12:08:35 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I read the link and tried your suggestion with no luck. In the
Shortcut properties box of Win Explorer there is a TARGET area and a
START IN area. If I follow your instructions re: the TARGET area,
what goes in the START IN area?

Thank you,

Brian

On Thu, 11 Aug 2005 12:50:58 -0500, "Curt" <no-no@no-time.com> wrote:

>Try this:
>
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;257518
>
>How to Have Windows Explorer Default to the %SystemRoot% Drive When Started
>
>Create or modify your existing shorcut to read:
>
>%systemroot%\explorer.exe /e,/root,
>
>This will cause Windows Explorer to open to the drive that XP is installed
>on.
!