How can I start a new Windows Explorer instance that displays My Computer?

A. You can create a shortcut for Windows Explorer that will display My Computer. When you create the shortcut, you can include the command path

explorer.exe /n,/e,::\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D\} 

to display My Computer with the various drives visible. Alternatively, you can include the command path

explorer.exe /n,/e,/root,::\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D\}

to display just the root of My Computer. To display My Network Places, include the command path

explorer.exe /n,/e,::\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D\} 

If you want to start Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) but don't want to type "iexplorer.exe," you can include the command path

explorer.exe /n,/e,::\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D\} 
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