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How do you make Widows 7 select "My Documents" folder on the left by default when opening?

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I want Windows 7 File Explorer to select "My Documents" on the left pane, & expand in the left pane it if possible, every time I open File Explorer.

I've tried setting the File Explorer target to
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}
and this helps by showing my documents in the right pane, but I would also like it to open as if I had clicked on the  + sign for "My Documents" in the left pane.  If I can't expand My Documents by default, I want it to at least to select the "My Documents" folder.
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Question by:leslieinva
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by:Esteban Blanco
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-Right-click on the Windows Explorer icon in your taskbar. Right click on "File Explorer" and choose Properties.

-Under "Target," change the path to the folder you want Windows Explorer to display by default. In your case, that's C:\Users\[username]\Documents.

Let me know if that works.
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by:leslieinva
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Setting the target to C:\Users\[username]\Documents makes it open the 2nd copy of My Documents found in the left pane.  I want to open the 1st one, the one directly under "Documents."
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by:Esteban Blanco
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So you want to open the Libraries?
libraries.jpg
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by:jcimarron
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leslieinva--
The content of Libraries\Documents, Documents and Documents|My Documents should all the same.  
But try using C:\Users\Username\Documents\My Documents as the target to see if that opens what you want.
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by:leslieinva
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I'm interested in opening the copy under Libraries > Documents > My Documents always by default when starting file manager.

I know the content of Libraries\Documents, Documents and Documents|My Documents is the same.  

I hope that makes sense.
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by:jcimarron
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leslieinva--
Try changing the Target for Explorer as shown here

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2863-windows-explorer-taskbar-icon-change-open-target.html

Look under Documents Library  in item 3.
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by:leslieinva
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Jcimarron - that's what I did originally & it doesn't select or open the folders in the left pane, though it does show the right files in the right pane.
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jcimarron earned 500 total points
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leslieinva--I do not think it can be done.
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by:leslieinva
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Guess it's just not possible.
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