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Start explorer w/ my computer expanded & explorer tags
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 1 | Unrated
Start explorer w/ my computer expanded & explorer tags

Run ""explorer.exe/n,/e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"" from command, or make a shortcut.
 
Explorer.exe switches (taken from http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q130/5/10.ASP)

Syntax
EXPLORER.EXE [/n][/e][,/root, ][[,/select],]
Switches
/n: Opens a new window in single-paned (My Computer) view for each item selected, even if the new window duplicates a window that is already open.

/e: Uses Windows Explorer view. Windows Explorer view is most similar to File Manager in Windows version 3.x. Note that the default view is Open view.

/root, : Specifies the root level of the specified view. The default is to use the normal namespace root (the desktop). Whatever is specified is the root for the display.

/select,: Specifies the folder to receive the initial focus. If "/select" is used, the parent folder is opened and the specified object is selected.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This solution does not work at all.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Have tried this on a Windows XP SP2 machine and does not work. Article quoted does not say it works on XP either.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    My folders still open in individual windows instead of the same window. The tags don't work.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by coneygres9)
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    Very useful. It does work on my system. However, the Microsoft reference page is currently (19/02/06): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307856/en-us
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    You just need to add a space after ".exe", try: C:WINDOWSexplorer.exe /n,/e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} For some reason Vista needed drive and directory, XP worked without it. (But it works in both as shown.)
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i just wanted to know how to open explorer in "my computer"
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by msg)
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    the syntax is incorrect. the correct syntax is: C:WINDOWSexplorer.exe /n, /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by Kristy)
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    Works great for me on XP SP2 with the following syntax: %SystemRoot%explorer.exe /n,/e,"::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B3 Thanks :)
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    needs space between explorer.exe & /n - no comma between /e & /n try - explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} what are "explorer tags"?
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this tells me nothing
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by Chris Kelly)
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    This worked great on my xpsp2 machine. My acer netbook doesn't like it tho.. sigh
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    added the /e switch to the target line in the properties tab of the windows explorer icon and it worked great.
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The key given worked prefectly in Windows2000
     
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