eShell opens explorer(desktop) instead of file explorer


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 IoT
       #1

    eShell opens explorer(desktop) instead of file explorer


    Hello everyone i have a problem.

    After a user automatically logs in he get this screen (win10-1.png), after that he needs to access some of the files, so he opens the task manager with keyboard shortcut ctrl + shift +e and goes to new task. In the pop up window he needs to input explorer so he could open the file manager(win10-2.png), but instead he gets (win10-3.png).

    I need to get the result from (win10-2.png) when i type explorer in the tak manager's new task.

    Best regards,
    Dainius
    eShell opens explorer(desktop) instead of file explorer-win10-1.pngeShell opens explorer(desktop) instead of file explorer-win10-2.pngeShell opens explorer(desktop) instead of file explorer-win10-3.png
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  2. Posts : 32,221
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    DainiusA said:
    Hello everyone i have a problem.

    After a user automatically logs in he get this screen (win10-1.png), after that he needs to access some of the files, so he opens the task manager with keyboard shortcut ctrl + shift +e and goes to new task. In the pop up window he needs to input explorer so he could open the file manager(win10-2.png), but instead he gets (win10-3.png).
    Welcome to TenForums.

    I really can't understand why you need your user to sign in automatically but not get their Desktop. I'll assume you have your own good reasons.

    By default running just Explorer.exe will start the Desktop (useful if you Desktop has crashed and needs restarting). Run it a second time and it opens as File Explorer.

    If you want to run it just once and get File Explorer directly, you need to run a shell: command.

    To open File Explorer at This PC use:
    explorer.exe shell:MyComputerFolder

    ...or to open at Personal Documents:
    explorer.exe shell:Personal

    ...or for Public Documents:
    explorer.exe shell:Common Documents

    See the tutorial: Shell Commands List for Windows 10
    Last edited by Bree; 16 May 2019 at 08:39.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 IoT
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Well you see in Windows 7 embedded it is opening file manager and you don't need any additional suffixes like explorer shell etc. So i am looking for a solution how can i type in explorer.exe or just explorer and it will open up for me explorer shell.
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       #4

    Your computer is messed up. When you log in you should get a normal desktop, not a cmd prompt.
    Perhaps this user's registry is fubarred?
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  5. Posts : 32,221
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    DainiusA said:
    Well you see in Windows 7 embedded it is opening file manager and you don't need any additional suffixes like explorer shell etc.

    This is not Windows 7, your screenshots show Windows 10. Things work quite differently in 10. Pleas explain what you have done to it to make it open at a Command Prompt when a user is signed in automatically. What is the reason you have set it up this way?


    So i am looking for a solution how can i type in explorer.exe or just explorer and it will open up for me explorer shell.

    There isn't one in Windows 10. Typing Explorer with no options will always start the Desktop if it is not already running. To open it as File Manager you'll have to use a shell: command. If you need your users to type a single word to start it, then put the shell: command in a .bat file and get them type its name.
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 IoT
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Bree said:
    This is not Windows 7, your screenshots show Windows 10. Things work quite differently in 10. Pleas explain what you have done to it to make it open at a Command Prompt when a user is signed in automatically.





    There isn't one in Windows 10. Typing Explorer with no options will always start the Desktop if it is not already running. To open it as File Manager you'll have to use a shell: command. If you need your users to type a single word to start it, then put the shell: command in a .bat file and get them type its name.
    Thank you for your answer. I was still hoping that there is some kind of way around this, maybe in programming or some kind of shortcut redirecting... Well it is how it is.
    The reason it is starting a cmd is because i have a batch file on my winlogon that launches a specific solution program. So the main reason is to have as less as possible of graphic interface.
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  7. Posts : 32,221
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    DainiusA said:
    The reason it is starting a cmd is because i have a batch file on my winlogon that launches a specific solution program. So the main reason is to have as less as possible of graphic interface.

    Perhaps you could add the 'explorer shell:' command to your batch file to save your users having to type it?

    If you like, you could start File Explorer minimised by using this in the batch file:

    start /min explorer.exe shell:Personal
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