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How can I set the start folder in the Windows Explorer to a sub-folder of the Desktop?

I know this has been asked in a subtlely different way before (Change the folder that Windows Explorer starts at), but a problem arises if one wants to open a folder that is on the desktop.

What I am doing currently is:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/n,Desktop\Folder

But it redirects me to

"C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Desktop\Folder"

as a subfolder of c:\

How it looks in the explorer:

Desktop
 |->My Documents
 |->My Computer
 | |->c:\
 |     |->Documents and Settings
 |        |-><username>
 |           |->Desktop
 |              |->Folder *Shortcut puts me here*
 |->Recycle Bin
 |->Folder *I want to be here*

Any ideas?

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Btw: I have both looked for CLSID for the Desktop directly and using a CLSID for My Computer and doing ../Folder. doesn't work. –  Christopher Oezbek Mar 29 '10 at 13:56
    
What I tried: Making a Shortcut of target type "Folder". This allows linking to the Folder directly on the Desktop, but the Explorer Bar showing the folder tree (/e) is not displayed. –  Christopher Oezbek Mar 29 '10 at 19:05

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Awesome! Found it in this article at TechNet: Windows Explorer Folders

  1. In the Windows Explorer go to Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types

  2. Select Folder and click Advanced

  3. Select explore and click Set Default

From now on all Shortcuts you create by dragging a folder will start with the folder tree showing!

Creating a short-cut to "Desktop\Folder" will now work as I want it.

Added benefit: Opening My Computer will now also show the folder tree by default!

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If this answers your original question to your satisfaction, you might want to accept it. –  Michael Itzoe Mar 29 '10 at 21:53
    
Yes, but I need to wait two days to do so. I am new to SuperUser (after some time on SO) and surprised that it is harder to ask a question worth an up-vote. –  Christopher Oezbek Mar 29 '10 at 23:47

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