How to Set Computer or Document Folder as Default Instead of Libraries with Windows Explorer on Windows 7

The latest version of Windows Operating System has many features that make your working easier. However few users find some features useless for them because they require something different, such as when you open windows explorer on windows 7 it will open a library folder which contains documents, music, videos and other files. This feature is useful for those users who have multiple categorized data and files.

Since library folder categorizes and compiles all related folders into one folder, it is the best way to store your important files. However some users prefer documents folders to be opened when they click on Windows Explorer option on windows 7.

In order to set Windows Explorer to open “Documents” folder instead of libraries you need to apply this trick. This trick will set Windows Explorer to open Documents folder as default.

  1. In Windows 7 navigate to Start Menu> Windows Explorer and click on Properties option (located in task bar tray area or stored in All Programs> Accessories).  You can also navigate to properties option directly from the task bar Windows Explorer icon. You just press Shift key, and right click on Windows Explorer icon and select Properties option.
  2. Now change the value of opened Target text box under Shortcut tab. You can choose either to open Documents or Computer by default.

To set Documents as default by Windows Explorer:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}

To set Computer as default by Windows Explorer:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

3. Click OK when you finished.


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