There is an alternative method that might work.
Create the shortcut on your desktop using the normal method-right click Send to/Desktop.
Next right click the folder on the desktop, choose Properties/Shortcut tab.
Add explorer as directed in the article I linked to.
If the path is bracketed by " " explorer should be before the first "
explorer "file path"
edit to add:
somehow the code got stripped out of my post when I posted it.
Give me a minute to do it again.
This is the location before adding explorer
"F:\Laptop Back Up 8.28.2014\Users\Users"
After adding explorer
C:\Windows\explorer.exe "F:\Laptop Back Up 8.28.2014\Users\Users"
Of course yours will say something different but the principle is the same. The important part is C:\Windows\explorer.exe
The other obvious difference is that it won't open if I don't have my external drive hooked up, but as I said this was for testing purposes only.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 23 March 2015 - 11:32 AM.