Windows Seven : Start Exploring From (My)Computer

Windows Seven is a highly polished release which gets most of the things right. However there are a few minor annoyances here and there. We already shared how to fix the Windows Seven Taskbar (Superbar) idiosyncrasies with Taskbar Overlord. Today we will share another little tip to improve your Windows Seven experience.

By default when you click on the Windows Explorer button in the taskbar your Libraries folder is opened. This is nice if you have your content neatly organized into multiple Libraries. However, most people that I know would simply prefer to begin exploring from (My)Computer.

Right click on Explorer Icon and then again right click on Windows Explorer entry in the Jump List. Select ‘Properties’ from the context menu. Change the target from %windir%\explorer.exe to %windir%\explorer.exe /e,::{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d}. Click on OK to save the settings.

Windows Seven - Being Exploring from Computer

That’s it. From now onwards, clicking on the Windows Explorer button would open (My)Computer instead of Libraries.

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Pallab De

Pallab De is a blogger from India who has a soft spot for anything techie. He loves trying out new software and spends most of his day breaking and fixing his PC. Pallab loves participating in the social web; he has been active in technology forums since he was a teenager and is an active user of both twitter (@indyan) and facebook .

  • pretty cool taskbar. I like this, thank you for posting.

  • I installed Windows 7 on my 24″ iMac last night. I let Boot Camp partition my drive, then I clicked the “Quit and Install Later” button. I inserted my Windows 7 Beta disc and restarted my computer holding down the ALT key. I selected to boot from the CD and went from there.

    The only problem I had was with the sound. I installed all the drivers from the Leopard disc, but the sound still didn’t work. I went to Realtek’s website and downloaded the most recent drivers, and that fixed the problem. I’m not sure if this has happened to other people, but it’s not that hard to fix.