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Open Explorer in root on Windows 7

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  • I use customized Explorer views extensively to open folders containing files I need to use regularly.   I use a shortcut like this: explorer.exe /root,C:\MyFolder

    While this does open Explorer to the MyFolder location, it insists on showing Favorites, Libraries, Computer, each drive letter, and Network above the so-called "root". When I open Explorer with the root switch, it is not just because I want to access that folder, but also because I do not want to see Favorites, Libraries, Network, etc. I know I can turn off the navigation pane, but that complicates access among folders inside.

    How can I open Explorer in root view without all the unnecessary clutter?

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 8:15 PM

Answers

  • How can I open Explorer in root view without all the unnecessary clutter?


    You cannot. It is by design and disliked by many since the Beta and RC phases. You can only collapse the tree.
    • Marked as answer by Brian D. Hart Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:54 PM
    Thursday, July 21, 2011 11:11 AM

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  • How can I open Explorer in root view without all the unnecessary clutter?


    You cannot. It is by design and disliked by many since the Beta and RC phases. You can only collapse the tree.
    • Marked as answer by Brian D. Hart Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:54 PM
    Thursday, July 21, 2011 11:11 AM
  • :(

    Thank you for the answer. I do not have to like this new "feature", but at least I can quit beating my head against the wall trying to get it to work as I expected...

    Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:56 PM