Here is how to, step-by-step, create a Windows Explorer shortcut on your task bar that opens direclty to the root drive with a folders view.
- Click on 'Start', select 'Programs', select 'Accessories.'
- Right click and hold on to 'Windows Explorer.'
- Drag it down to the right of the 'Start' button.
- Let go of the Right Click and select 'Create a Shortcut(s) Here.' You will now have a Windows Explorer icon in the Start tool bar tray.
- Right click on the the Windows Explorer icon and select 'Properties.'
- In the Properties windows at the end of the Target field, add a "/e" without the quotes. It should look like this: %systemroot%explorer.exe /e.
- Click 'OK' on the Properties window.
- Now click on the Windows Explorer icon.
You will now be brought to the system root drive (c:) with the folders view.
This was first published in October 2001