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Re^4: Launch Windows Explorer from Windows DOS prompt

by jimbojones (Friar)
on Apr 08, 2006 at 20:20 UTC ( #542074=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Launch Windows Explorer from Windows DOS prompt
in thread Launch Windows Explorer from Windows DOS prompt


I don't like the Explorer default of not showing the folder structure. So I want the folders on when Explorer launches. Hence the /e flag when launching Explorer.

- j

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Re^5: Launch Windows Explorer from Windows DOS prompt
by ikegami (Pope) on Apr 08, 2006 at 21:51 UTC
    To change the default, set HKCR\Folder\shell\(Default) to explore. Underfining said value or setting it to open will restore the default behaviour.
      I did not knew that, thank you.

      But as soon as you use a directory as parameter, you have to use the /e to make it work (on W2K at least)

      And it came to pass that in time the Great God Om spake unto Brutha, the Chosen One: "Psst!"
      (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)

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[Corion]: choroba: Yes, but the longer I thought about efficient hashes mapping the event type back to their callbacks, and how to keep them in sync, the more I thought that all that optimization might just not be worth it, even if it's horribly inelegant
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