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I open Windows Explorer mostly by using the Win+E shortcut. I want to enter the folder directly after Windows-Explorer opened but for that I have to use the mouse, click to the address bar and then I can start typing.

How can I achieve this via the keyboard in Windows 7?

I am aware of a similar question, but the mentioned Alt+D just opens an item of the menu bar, at least in my Windows 7.

EDIT

I am using the german version of Windows 7. The first menu in the menu bar is labeled "Datei" ("File"), which has the "D" underlined .. so it seems to be a menu shortcut. Checking the german version of the keyboard shortcuts overview for Vista does not list Alt+D, for Windows 7 it is listed, but does not work.

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Alt+D should do the job

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as you can see in what i have written in () at the end of my question: it does not do the job. –  akira Jun 30 '10 at 7:02
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This is the answer in the english version of windows. Does the job fine here. F4 shows the recent folders, whereas alt+d selects all the text so you can just start typing instead of having to ctrl+shift+home or whatever it is before typing. –  Sam Nov 1 '12 at 17:00
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A bit hidden in the "wrong" section ("general" instead of "windows-explorer") of the documentation, but as it seems:

F4 - Display the address bar list in Windows Explorer

means "Press F4 and you can start typing in the address bar"

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The shortcut to the address bar in the German version of Windows 7 is Alt+E

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or just f4 in every version of windows7 :) –  akira Jul 11 '11 at 18:26
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But F4 does not select the text, so you have to press Shift+Home first... so Alt+D / Alt+E is superior –  Colin D Bennett Aug 12 '13 at 22:57
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@ColinDBennett you can press Esc after F4, the text will also be automatically selected –  Lưu Vĩnh Phúc Jun 13 at 14:57

You could use Start -> Run (Win + R) and type explorer foldername, for example

  • explorer %TEMP% opens up my temp directory
  • explorer c:\windows opens the windows folder
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yep, i am aware of that way. but if i have the windows explorer open, that does not help :) –  akira Jun 30 '10 at 13:21

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