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I'd like Windows Explorer to open my Dropbox folder whenever I open Windows Explorer, instead of the My Documents folder.

To achieve this, I right-clicked on the Explorer icon in the task bar, then again right-clicked on the Windows Explorer entry, then Properties. There I changed Target to:

%windir%\explorer.exe c:\Users\myUsername\Dropbox

This works, but Windows Explorer opens the Dropbox folder in the hierarchy

Desktop\My Computer\C:\Users\myUsername\Dropbox

But I want it to open the hierarchy

Desktop\myUsername\Dropbox

If it opens My Documents (the default), it's that hierarchy too.

Any idea how to achieve this?

EDIT: To clarify, two screenshots. To the left is what I want. To the right is the hierarchy I get.

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what do you mean with hierarchy? Please post a picture. –  magicandre1981 Aug 19 '13 at 4:07

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Try this line instead: %UserProfile%\Dropbox

This should work. I don't know of a way to get the same result while still retaining the %windir%\explorer.exe part.

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Unfortunately this doesn't make any difference. Do you know of a way to do this without retaining the %windir%\explorer.exe part? –  cheeesus Aug 19 '13 at 11:16
    
If I use %UserProfile%\Dropbox as the full target, it works exactly like you want on my Windows 7 machine. If I prepend the path to explorer.exe in the beginning it doesn't. This shouldn't be a problem since a new explorer window is opened implicitly, though. –  JC2k8 Aug 19 '13 at 11:22
    
Sorry, it doesn't work the way I want. It still opens the full hierarchy (the one on the left). –  cheeesus Aug 19 '13 at 14:54
    
Just tested this in a fresh VM install, works exactly as you want. –  Moses Aug 20 '13 at 22:01
    
Tested on two machines, it opens the hierarchy shown on the right side of my screenshot, not the one on the left. –  cheeesus Sep 3 '13 at 16:42

Set target to %windir%\explorer.exe shell:usersfilesfolder\dropbox.

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