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Windows Explorer Command-Line Options

This article was previously published under Q152457
This article lists the command-line switches that you can use withWindows Explorer (Explorer.exe).
Explorer [/n] [/e] [(,)/root,<object>] [/select,<object>]/n                Opens a new single-pane window for the default                  selection. This is usually the root of the drive Windows                   is installed on. If the window is already open, a                  duplicate opens./e                Opens Windows Explorer in its default view./root,<object>    Opens a window view of the specified object./select,<object>  Opens a window view with the specified folder, file or                  application selected.Examples:   Example 1:     Explorer /select,C:\TestDir\TestApp.exe      Opens a window view with TestApp selected.   Example 2:  Explorer /e,/root,C:\TestDir\TestApp.exe      This opens Explorer with C: expanded and TestApp selected.   Example 3:  Explorer /root,\\TestSvr\TestShare      Opens a window view of the specified share.   Example 4:  Explorer /root,\\TestSvr\TestShare,select,TestApp.exe      Opens a window view of the specified share with TestApp selected.				
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Article ID: 152457 - Last Review: 02/21/2007 01:41:21 - Revision: 2.2

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