Windows Explorer default Startup Folder

  pistolpete 13:22 27 Jul 2006

I've been trying to change the startup folder as described by microsoft but without success. In Explorer Properties I am told to...

..."In the Target box, append the "/root" command-line switch to the "%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe" command, using the startup location that you want. For example, if you want Windows Explorer to start at the root of drive C, edit the command to the following:
%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /root, C:\"...

... I've done this, but no change. My boot drive is C:, but I want default folder to be partition D:\ . In Explorer Properties "Start in:" is described "%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%", could this be the issue, if so then how do I change it?

Many thanks


  xania 13:30 27 Jul 2006

I wonder if you might be making problems for yourself. If your boot partition is C;\ and you want to default to D:, I can only assume you maen this for your data? If so, why no simply amend My Documents to point to your D:\ drive?

  pistolpete 16:12 27 Jul 2006

Hi Xania,

I didn't know I could! How is it done?



  Diodorus Siculus 16:18 27 Jul 2006

Right click on my documents

choose properties

then under target, choose move

decide where you want it

Mine for example, points to a folder on a different partition which aids backing up procedures

  pistolpete 16:52 27 Jul 2006

excellent! done. Thanks all.

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