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How can I configure Explorer to start with drive x: ?

A. The procedure below is used to change the shortcut for Explorer in the start menu, however you could just as easily create a new shortcut on the desktop and then edit the properties of it and change the target.

  1. Start Explorer ( Start - Programs - Windows NT Explorer, or Win key + E)
  2. Move to %SystemRoot%/profiles/<your username>/Start Menu/Programs, e.g. d:/winnt/profiles/savillj/Start Menu/Programs
  3. Right click on Windows NT Explorer and select Properties, or select Properties from the File menu
  4. The target will be %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe, change this to %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e, <drive letter>:\ ,e.g %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e, e:\ would make explorer start at the E: drive (make sure you type to commas), you can also use /root, which forces the right hand pane to only show E: (not nice!), e.g. %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e, /root, e:\ .
    Also note that instead of just a drive letter, you can also specify a directory, e.g. %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e, e:\winnt\system32
  5. Click OK and exit Explorer

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