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“File Explorer” Target Command Line??


Dave8

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I see that “Windows Explorer” has been replaced by “File Explorer”. I don’t see much difference, but I would like to have it open with the C: drive expanded in the left pane and folders shown in the right pane.

Any update on the target command line to do that?

I’ve tried…
%windir%\explorer.exe C: ,e
But that doesn’t expand in the left pane.
 

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trevrev

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use %windir%\explorer.exe /e, c: - just as used to work in Win 7 - and make sure you select the option in Explorer to automatically expand folders.
 

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mdmd

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    Server 2012 / 8.0
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    Intel i7 QuadCore 3770k
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Hello trevrev. The File Explorer can be configured in many ways without the need for command line switches.

but I would like to have it open with the C: drive expanded in the left pane and folders shown in the right pane.

You can pin a folder (or folders) of your choice to the start screen which opens the file explorer (which is the same as My Computer) exactly the way you might want it to be.

pins.jpg

exp1.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Server 2012 / 8.0
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel i7 QuadCore 3770k
    Motherboard
    Asrock Extreme 4
    Memory
    16GB Crucial Ballistix
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel embedded gpu
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC / Westinghouse
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Plextor pcie msata
    PSU
    Rosewill Silent Night 500W Fanless / PicoPSU
    Case
    open bench - no case enclosure
    Cooling
    Silverstone HEO2 Passive Silent
    Keyboard
    logitech washable K310
    Mouse
    logitech wired
    Browser
    ie / maxthon
    Other Info
    Totally silent. No fans at all.

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