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Batch (.bat) file to launch "My Computer" in Exporer.exe

Posted on 2007-11-27
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For example, if I want to  launch "My Documents" in Exporer.exe, I can do a batch (.bat) file that is:

start "" explorer "%HOMEPATH%\My Documents"


If I want to  launch Drive "C:\" in Exporer.exe, I can do a batch (.bat) file that is:

start "" explorer "C:\"


However, if I do:

start "" explorer "My Computer"

It does not work... What is the correct syntax?

Thanks.

Regards.
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Question by:asgarcymed
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by:KCTS
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You need to refer to the CLSID - see http://www.jsifaq.com/SF/Tips/Tip.aspx?id=0824
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by:asgarcymed
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It is almost perfect - it launches "My Computer", but now a cmd.exe window continues opened; unlike the examples I posted:

start "" explorer "%HOMEPATH%\My Documents"

start "" explorer "My Computer"

Is there any way to such cmd.exe window be automatically be closed? Or it is impossible, and thus, I must close it manually (with a mouse click)?

Thanks.

Regartds.
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start "" explorer /e,/root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

should work in the batch file...
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by:asgarcymed
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Now it is PERFECT, THANK YOU!!

Regards.
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I only expanded on the answer that KCTS had given you...
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by:policywatcher
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The problem with the solution given is that while it does display "My Computer" and while the text "My Computer" shows in the title bar, if the address bar is visible, it will show the CLSID rather than "My Computer".

I've recently seen a better solution :

explorer /n,/select,C:

That opens "My Computer", selects the drive C: icon, and displays "My Computer" in the address bar.

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by:asgarcymed
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Thank you! It works pretty fine! ;)

Regards.
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