1.    31 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 60
    Windows 11

    Change default Explorer folder (for taskbar-pinned shortcut)


    I'd been using this method on Windows 7: Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

    And I take it that this is how it's done in 8: File Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

    Will the latter tutorial also work here in 10?
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,665
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Michael,

    Yes, you can use the same method for 8 in 10.
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  3.    03 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 60
    Windows 11
    Thread Starter

    I just tried it, and it's not really the same thing as in Windows 7. It's acts as a separate shortcut from the program itself, in that when you click on it, the shortcut doesn't "transform" into an instance of the program, but rather, stays put while a separate instance opens elsewhere on the taskbar (a la Quick Launch Bar).

    I don't suppose you know of a more comprehensive hack – maybe even one that would affect Win+E as well?

    It would sure be nice to have this as an official option for Explorer.
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