Change Windows Explorer default startup folder in Vista

Changing the default startup folder on Microsoft Windows Vista

By default,when we start Windows Explorer (from the Start || All Programs || Accessories path), it opens showing the user’s default Documents folder. What if we would like it to open at C:\ instead ?

Use the following procedure in order to modify your Vista default startup folder:

  • Click Start, click All Programs and then Accesories
  • Right click Windows Explorer, and click Properties
  • Modify the Target field to read %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /n, /e, C:\
  • Click OK.


[tags] Windows Vista, Windows Tips[/tags]

Filed Under: Windows Vista

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  2. gary says:

    How may we change the default display when we right click START, then left click EXPLORE? THis seems to be a different EXPLORE than what is cited above.

  3. madan gurung says:

    It didn’t work for me. I rather included the folder location in Start in text box and it worked for Windows Explorer but not when accessing it form right-clicking Start button.


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