Windows Explorer Command Line Options
It is possible to customize the way windows explorer (explorer.exe) opens. This can be handy for creating a link to a specific folder or drive and have explorer open is a certain way.
The opens are as follows : Explorer [/n] [/e] [(,)/root,
/n Opens a new single-pane window for the default selection. This is usually the root of the drive Windows is installed on. If the window is already open, a duplicate opens.
/e Opens Windows Explorer in its default view.
Example 1: Explorer /e,/root,C:\
This opens Explorer with C: expanded.
Example 2: Explorer /select,C:\TestDir\TestApp.exe
Opens a window view with TestApp selected.
Example 3: Explorer /root,\\TestSvr\TestShare
Opens a window view of the specified share.
Example 4: Explorer /root,\\TestSvr\TestShare,select,TestApp.exe
Opens a window view of the specified share with TestApp selected.