Change default Windows Explorer folder to different folder


We often press Window + E to quickly open Windows Explorer. By default it opens window containing default My documents folder and folder of user logged into Windows. However, at times specific user could be using a different folder as working folder and may want to open it directly using Windows Explorer action. Here are simple steps to change default Windows Explorer folder to any other folder on the computer.

Change Windows Explorer default folder

1. Goto Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer
2. Right Click “Windows Explorer” & click properties option.


3. Windows Explorer Properties dialog box will appear. We need to make changes in the target field in that box. By default it will have %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe


4. Change it to %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, C:\ (this will change location to C drive). Similar you can set any folder to open. For example for Dav folder in C drive, enter: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, C:\Dav\

After the change: click Apply, OK. Then goto Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer (or press Window + E) to see a different folder open instead of default folder.


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