Saturday, March 7, 2015

Windows Explorer Opening to a Particular Folder

Dumb Windows Things annoy me, which means I'm annoyed a lot :-)

One thing is that opening Windows Explorer always opens to the user's "home" directory. As a developer, that's almost always the last place I want to be. What I really want is to have a shortcut that opens Windows Explorer on a specific folder, or on the root of my C: drive.

Turns out, this is trivially easy. Open properties on the link and add the folder to the end of the "Target":

      %windir%\explorer.exe C: