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Change Windows Explorer Launch Folder

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Computer Terms, File & Disk Management
 
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You may have noticed that when you click the File Explorer icon in Windows 7, it opens to the Libraries folders for Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos.

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This default setting is fine for most people, but if there’s a file you need to access frequently, you can change this setting.

Just right-click the explorer icon on your taskbar.

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Then right-click Windows Explorer on the menu and choose Properties.

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You’ll need to click the shortcut tab at the top. Now we’re going to edit the Target field.

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You’ll want to copy and paste this: %windir%\explorer.exe c:\Folder

But you’ll substitute the name of the folder you want to open for Folder.  In this case, I substituting a folder called Coolsite2016. Then click OK.

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When you restart Windows Explorer it should open to that file.

~ Cynthia

 

 

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