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How to Designate Default View in Windows Explorer?


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#1 Hikermann

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:54 PM

How can I set the view in Windows Explorer to be the same every time, regardless of what files I've been working on? All my files are on my D:\ drive, but when I open Explorer, it trots off to somewhere in the C:\ drive; I've attempted to set the "default view" (as I understand it is to be done), but that makes no difference. I want it to always open to D:\, showing the files there. Is that possible, or (typically) does Microsoft insist on Doing What's Best For Me and I just have to put up with it?

Many thanks. Appreciated.



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 10:15 PM

Right click an empty space on the desktop. New > Shortcut In the box type the following

C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe /n,D:\

Press Next and give the shortcut a name. Press Finish.

 

This works for XP and Windows 7  Edit: I know of no way to open D: as default


Edited by JohnC_21, 28 January 2015 - 10:15 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 06:22 AM

Hi Hikermann 

 

Just to add to JohnC_21's advice. I created a desk top short cut for my D drive as follows,

 

Start>computer  Right click on D  Select create shortcut (near the bottom of the menu) this will add a desk top icon 

 

This short cut can be pinned to the task bar if necessary (saves going to the desk top every time)

 

Hope this might suit

 

Good luck

 

 

Hedge 

 

 

Edit for readabilaty


Edited by hedgeley, 29 January 2015 - 06:37 AM.





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