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Direct Windows Explorer to a specific folder

Have you ever wished that a specific folder would open whenever you launched Windows Explorer? Well, you can configure your Windows XP computer to do just that with a specially configured shortcut and a little creative use of Windows Explorer's command-line parameters.

For example, suppose that you want Windows Explorer to automatically open a folder called Downloads, which is located in the root directory of drive D. Follow these steps:

1. Right-click the desktop and select New | Shortcut.

2. When the Create Shortcut wizard appears, click the Browse button.

3. Locate the Windows folder, select Explorer.exe, and click OK.

4. Position your cursor at the end of the command line, press [spacebar], and type the parameters /e, d:\Downloads.

5. Click Next, give the shortcut a name, and select Finish.

If you want to limit Windows Explorer to a specific folder or subfolder, use the parameters /e, /root, d:\Downloads.

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