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Windows Explorer Shortcut Key

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I know that you can access Windows Explorer using the combination of the Windows key + E. Is there some way to program that shortcut to direct Explorer to a specific drive/path/directory similar to what you can do with a standard shortcut to Explorer that you might post on your Taskbar?  An example would be syntax similar to:  C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE /n,/e,I:\   which would force Explorer to automatically open up to the I: drive.
Any similar shortcut  insights or how-to's on the Windows key + E combination?

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by:cbeattie
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One solution would be to make the shortcut you've used as an example and just assign it a hotkey.  Just right click on the shortcut and choose properties, then goto the shortcut tab and enter your hotkey in the "shortcut key" field.
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delirium earned 100 total points
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Yes, you can create a shortcut that opens Explorer to a specific directory, but it'll have to be some other key or key combination.  You cannot reassign the default Windows key shortcuts (windows key +e, +r, +f, etc.).  Sorry...
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by:CDobyns
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Good straight-forward response that answered whether the Windows shortcut key could be modified. Nice job.
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