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By default, opening Windows Explorer in Windows 7 opens in Libraries. Can I change this behavior and open in Computer. It makes navigating into hard drives easier, as I open hard drives frequently than using Libraries. I don't wanna turn off Libraries though (they are gr8 at what they do). Any idea to accomplish this?

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up vote 11 down vote accepted
  • Right-click the Explorer icon
  • Right-click the Windows Explorer entry on the jump list
  • Choose Properties
  • In the Target box, enter %windir%\explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
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u r terribly awesome man! thnx – detj Feb 22 '10 at 6:02

Right-click the Explorer icon and choose Properties. In the Target box, enter:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e, c:\

This opens Explorer in the root of the C: drive.

To open it in My Computer, enter this:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e
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I am not aware of a setting that does this however, if you use the Win+E shortcut key it will open My Computer by default, and I use this way more often then the icon.

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