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Is it possible to launch Windows 7 Explorer using Windows-E shortcut and make it start in any custom folder by default (without third-party tools)?

Right now it opens "Computer"..


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possible duplicate of Is there a way to set up a default folder for Windows Explorer? – Moab May 22 '12 at 15:45
No, it is not. my question relates to Windows 7, not XP. – Temuri May 22 '12 at 15:54
related question:, the answer there requires a third party tool though. – Peter Hahndorf May 22 '12 at 16:03
@Temuri yes it is, solution is the same for W7 as it is for XP – Moab May 22 '12 at 16:25
@Moab No, it does not work. Please provide precise instructions if you managed to get it done. – Temuri May 22 '12 at 16:48

You can change the class codes in the Registry.

But not the best idea. Better to create a new hotkey like Win+H to go to home directory or whatever... Use the 3rd party App and run Procmon.. It will tell you what goes on. So you dont need to rely on that.

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