How to Start Your Vista Windows Explorer at a Different Location

Although Windows Vista Search allows you to just easily type in a location of your hard drive to get an explorer view, some users including me still prefers to use the traditional Windows Explorer. By default, the Vista Windows Explorer brings you where your user Documents folders are located. But if you prefer  your Windows Explorer to show you the files in a different location other than Documents then follow these very quick steps.

1. Right click on your Windows Explorer shortcut then select properties.

2. Click on the Shortcut tab

3. Change the target field to your desired location. The default value of this field is %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe you can easily change this by typing in the path of your location.

ex. If you want your windows explorer to start in  C: drive type in:

C:\Windows\explorer.exe /n, /e, c:\


4. Click OK