Windows Explorer XP

By PoPDragon
Jul 18, 2003
  1. Is there a way to set Windows Explorer to open with the folders pane on the left included. I use a desktop icon with a shortcut to C:\.

    Thanks, Jeff
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Yes, all you have to do is click on the folders icon at the top of the browser. Or if you are a keyboard person, you could hit the windows key and E. That will open file explorer.
  3. PoPDragon

    PoPDragon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know I can open the folders pane once I'm in explorer. I was interested in the folders pane being already open when I get there. It's an option I am unable to save once I get out.
  4. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    Use a shortcut to

    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,C:

    to have it open C: drive in left pane tree view
  5. PoPDragon

    PoPDragon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Works like a charm! You da man. Now I have instant access to all the folders on the left while I browse contents on the right. I guess the old '98 got me hooked on it and I was missing it something awful.

    Thanks, PoPDragon
  6. wamserb

    wamserb TS Rookie

    make it so

    right click My Computer, choose explore, View, Explorer Bar, and check Folders. No matter how you open Explorer, your folders will always be there.
  7. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Thanks! Good tip. I've always been attached to Windows Explorer the Windows 98 way... it was so convenient. You've brought that convenience back, thx!
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