if I do run (Winkey + R) and type "C:\", explorer shows up in "C:\".
I'd like to know how to do the same for the My Computer folder in Windows Vista / 7.
You could just press WIN+E and skip the run prompt all together.
The easiest way is to type
shell:mycomputerfolder or Win+E
The closest I can think of is typing the below into the run dialog;
But I believe that only brings up your home folder.
The easiest way:
explorer =and My Computer window will pop up
explorer c:and the C drive window will open.
This is working fine on Windows 7.
Yes, the comma is important
I wanted this too, but I've just gotten in the habit of opening the C: drive through the Run dialog then pressing backspace to go up a folder into My Computer.
It's not really the "right" answer but it gets me there in just one additional keystroke so I'm happy with it. Much better than memorizing any GUIDs, anyway.
runas /noprofile /user:domain\username explorer
It works for all other command line options as far as I know.