Choose the HD which Explorer opens by default

  jonmac 06:09 20 Nov 2003

For the first time ever I have partitioned my primary HD so that software is in C:/ and data files in D:/. Explorer of course opens at the Start Menu in C:/ by default but I would rather it presented an expanded D:/ which at the moment I have to do manually.
How do I alter it?

  critic-al 08:00 20 Nov 2003

Do you have dual boot,

  Diodorus Siculus 08:06 20 Nov 2003

click here for some info and options

click here MS suggestions

  jonmac 08:44 20 Nov 2003

No I don't have dual boot. I've just loaded XP Pro.

Thanks Diororus, looks like the information I need

  scotty 08:50 20 Nov 2003

In your shortcut for Explorer, enter the following line in the Target box (You may need to alter the directory if explorer.exe is stored in a directory with a different name)

C:\WINNT\explorer.exe /n,/e,D:
The "n" denotes a new copy of the program is to run and the "e" opens it expanded. You can modify the line to have explorer open with other discs/directories.

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