File Explorer pinned to Taskbar - opens to specific folder?

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  1. whiteblazer01

    whiteblazer01 Member

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    I have File Explorer pinned to the Taskbar, but it always opens to 'Libraries'. Is there any way to have it open to a folder of my choosing? Or at least open to 'Computer'?

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    Can you right click on it and go to properties, & then shortcut?
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's how to do that, and maintain the same File Explorer icon:
    1. On your desktop, right-click the mouse and choose New, Shortcut.
    2. Type explorer.exe "path" (place the path to the folder you want to default), then click Next.
    3. Name the shortcut, then click Finish.
    4. Hold down Ctrl and drag the icon to your taskbar.

    If you prefer a different icon, either just type the path name for step 2 above, and proceed. Or after Step 3, Right-click on the new icon, and choose a different icon.

    This way, you can have several in the Taskbar, if that is what you want, each with an icon that illustrates something about that folder.

    Please let me know if this answer solved your query...
    :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2014

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