THANKS ! Worked like a charm !
I followed your instructions and then pinned the results to the taskbar; I click the button and the folder I want immediately opens.
Oh...., and even better than being able to just make the original button open to a specified folder, I now have BOTH !
Thanks for the advice.
I already had it all figured out and about to order a bunch of cables and then this switch idea soaked through just as I was about to commit the order.
I just now ordered a switch to put at the termination end, a ten-pack of short cables, and a single long cable...
This is the box I get when I open File Explorer Properties :
This is the box I get when I Rt-Clk Desktop > New > Shortcut
I can't type anything in the two fields in the properties box and I do not have "Target" and "Start In" in the shortcut dialogue; what am I missing ?
Why You Need a Router.
After finding and reading that ^^^^, I guess I do need a router between the modem and everything else.
I was first under the understanding that all the router did was provide for the wireless devices.
Thanks for reading.
If internet searching had not gone down the drain several years ago, I might could find these answers without troubling others.....
I DO appreciate the time and patience involved in all the help I get.
Considering hard-wired, cable-connected, computers; other than providing a handful of ports...
Currently, I have had all this up and running for years, with exposed cables hanging across the ceiling and draped around here and there; it ain't too pretty, but it works.
I was considering routing eight individual Ethernet cables from point A to point B, requiring about fifty feet per cable...
I have done this countless times, with never a problem, on various machines of all Windows versions, ----- until now.
This is 64-bit W8.1 HP laptop.
It refuses to acknowledge that I want to type in the "Target" text box; it currently says "File Explorer" in that box.
The "Start In" box is...
I finally accomplished what I was after.
I can't say that I got it figured out, nor can I say with any certainty if what I did will ever work for anyone else.
After reading until my eyes were sore, I found "Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems (KB2964757) without KB2919355"
The more I search and mess with this, the more I am convinced that nobody actually has a solution.
When I try to manually install NET Framework 4.7.2 or 4.8, I get a message saying must first install KB 2919355.
I have found all sorts of horror stories concerning KB 2919355.
I have managed to...
I asked this question on the wrong forum, so I copy/pasted the most of it here.
I have searched and read and searched some more, and the more I find about this NET Framework installs failing on Windows 8.1, the more confusing it gets.
Trying to install a photo editing program on a HP laptop...
I may have a better solution to this dilemma; seeing as, once Windows 7 is installed, it will probably never be booted into W8.1 ever again for the rest of time, what would be the outcome if I did enable Legacy Support, went ahead with my W7 install, and if, for whatever unfathomable reason I...
What I am trying to do: (I have successfully done this several times on other machines)
I have created a partition for Windows 7 Pro alongside the already installed Windows 8.1
I have finally got it to boot from the disk; however, it gets past the "loading files" and seems to...