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Command-Line Switches for Windows Explorer
Article ID: 130510 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q130510
This article lists command-line switches you can use when you start Windows Explorer (EXPLORER.EXE).
SyntaxEXPLORER.EXE [/n][/e][,/root,<object>][[,/select],<sub object>]
/n: Opens a new window in single-paned (My Computer) view for each item selected, even if the new window duplicates a window that is already open. /e: Uses Windows Explorer view. Windows Explorer view is most similar to File Manager in Windows version 3.x. Note that the default view is Open view. /root,<object>: Specifies the root level of the specified view. The default is to use the normal namespace root (the desktop). Whatever is specified is the root for the display. /select,<sub object>: Specifies the folder to receive the initial focus. If "/select" is used, the parent folder is opened and the specified object is selected.
Article ID: 130510 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 1.4