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How to make a shortcut to a folder open in Folders view?

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Anonymous
August 7, 2005 2:11:10 PM

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By default if you make a shortcut to a folder it'll just open a window for
that folder. If you want the folders showing in the left-hand pane you need
to click the Folders button. In NT4 I had a shortcut that'd open Windosw
Explorer straight to my chosen folder, but I can't remember how it was done.
I do remember the shortcut pointed to explorer.exe with the folder specified
in the parameters, but I can't remember the syntax.

Am I making sense? To sum up, I want to make a shortcut to a folder that'll
open a window with the Folders pane already open.

More about : make shortcut folder open folders view

August 7, 2005 2:11:11 PM

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In news:27lJe.641$Dm5.180@newsfe6-gui.ntli.net,
Rojo Habe <no-one@nospam.net> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> By default if you make a shortcut to a folder it'll just open a
> window for that folder. If you want the folders showing in the
> left-hand pane you need to click the Folders button. In NT4 I had a
> shortcut that'd open Windosw Explorer straight to my chosen folder,
> but I can't remember how it was done. I do remember the shortcut
> pointed to explorer.exe with the folder specified in the parameters,
> but I can't remember the syntax.
> Am I making sense? To sum up, I want to make a shortcut to a folder
> that'll open a window with the Folders pane already open.

See this link:

http://www.colba.net/~hlebo49/explorer.htm#EXPLORER2

(You'd then make a shortcut with the command you used)

Galen
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Anonymous
August 7, 2005 5:00:15 PM

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Rojo Habe wrote:
>
> Am I making sense? To sum up, I want to make a shortcut to a folder that'll
> open a window with the Folders pane already open.

If you know at least one file in the folder that is always there you may use

explorer /e,/select,<full_path_to_file>

Patrick
Anonymous
August 7, 2005 5:32:39 PM

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BINGO!!

Thanks to both of you. I ended up using /root, rather than /select, which
did exactly what I wanted.
I did try typing "explorer /?" in a command window before posting here, but
it appears there's no /? switch or this command.

Thanks again


"Patrick" <rhodan_nospam_5625@freakmail.de> wrote in message
news:3lm7u0F13gno2U1@uni-berlin.de...
> Rojo Habe wrote:
>>
>> Am I making sense? To sum up, I want to make a shortcut to a folder
>> that'll open a window with the Folders pane already open.
>
> If you know at least one file in the folder that is always there you may
> use
>
> explorer /e,/select,<full_path_to_file>
>
> Patrick
!