Opening win explorer compacted

  greybeard 22:36 05 Jan 2006

I've managed to get windows explorer to open with the c drive instead of my docs, but can someone tell me how to modify the "target"line to make it open with all the folders closed(compacted ?).
Currently it ends ... .exe /e,c:
Many thanks.

  VoG II 22:53 05 Jan 2006

In Start In just delete the contents.

  greybeard 23:06 05 Jan 2006

Just tried that VOG, but it didn't have any effect.
Re-tried, but still no change. I'm running XP2 by the way, if that makes any difference.

  greybeard 23:08 05 Jan 2006

It opens as suggested for about half a second, then expands the Cdrive folder in the left pane.

  greybeard 22:31 09 Jan 2006

...any ideas ?

  lotvic 00:14 10 Jan 2006

I may be on the wrong track entirely, but,
are you opening 'windows explorer' via Start > programs > accessories > windows explorer ?
If so then it is supposed to open (explore) the contents of your 'my documents' files and folders.

If you want to explore the contents of your whole computer then you should go to 'My Computer' > right click and choose 'explore'

apologies if I have misunderstood what you are trying to achieve.

  greybeard 09:10 10 Jan 2006

Hi lotvic. I open explorer from a short cut on the taskbar, and want it to open with all the folders closed.
If you right click the shortcut, and modify the "target" entry, it's possible to select which folder is open when the window opens.
But I don't know what the entry should be if you just want 'my computer' to head the display with all the folder tree below closed.

  greybeard 09:16 10 Jan 2006

I've set the 'target' entry to my cd drive, then it opens as wanted with all the folders closed.

  lotvic 22:43 10 Jan 2006

:) that's something new I have now learnt from this great forum !! :))

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