Set My Computer as Default in Windows Explorer

By Default the Windows Explorer in Windows 7 will open library folder instead of My Computer. In previous version of Windows, we have a My computer Icon that would actually pinpoint to all the higher levels of Drives in our Computer. If you are really annoyed with the default library folder of Windows 7 then there is a workaround for you which will actually change the default target of Windows Explorer to open My Computer.

Follow the Steps below to apply the workaround:

  • Hold Shift and Right click the Windows Explorer Icon in Taskbar
  • Select properties in it and under the Target Field, replace the existing code with the following code below

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,::{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d}

or if you wanted to open a specific drive  you can use the following code

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,d:\Documents

Where d: is the drive letter and Documents is any of the folder u wanted.

  • Click Ok and Close the Task bar
  • To make this changes to All the occurances of Windows Explorer, Simply Open the Start menu
  • All Programs > Accessories and Right Click the Windows Explorer.
  • Then Invoke the properties and apply the same code above.

Feel free to comment if you wanted any help over it.

By Sankaranand

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1 reply on “Set My Computer as Default in Windows Explorer”

u r gr8 man ihave tried your trick its working now i dont have first open liberary and then go to drives i directly open my computer window

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