Create Shortcut to any Location in Run
February 24, 2006
This article helps if you have your data in a a very remote place (may be a hidden place) and you want to access it regularly so its a big pain to go through the several level of folders and get the required data…> I store my really private data in a location such as : > > > C:\\Windows\\system32\\x\\y\\z\\my\_data > >
> The more are the levels of folders the more secure we feel and the > more is the pain in opening these files :(Ok i think that much background will provide us a need to find a way to open such remote *private* locations easily :P Here is how to proceed :: - Go into the **C:\\WINDOWS** folder and right click **explorer.exe** and then **Create Shortcut**.. - There would be new shortcut to the explorer.exe created..with the name **Shortcut to explorer.exe** Change the name to any short name you want (don't choose reserved names like iexplore, calc etc.) - Next right click and go to the **Properties** and then change the **Target** to a string as shown in the figure..!(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/3184/shortcut11rk.jpg)
</p> Replace the **C:\\some folder** with the location you want to navigate with this shortcut command. Well there are several arguments for the **Explorer.exe** Here is a list of the arguments with the descriptions... **Explorer** [**/n**][**/e**][,**/root**,(object)][[,/select],(sub object)] <strong> /n</strong> opens a new single-paned window. <strong> /e</strong> opens Explorer in the standard view at the current folder. <strong> /root,(object)</strong> opens at the specified root level. <strong> /Select, Folder</strong> tells Explorer which folder gets the focus. <strong> <p> /select,(filename)</strong> tells Explorer which file gets the focus.
- Now its time to test what we did. Fire the Run dialogue and type in the shortcut name (in my case its AnyThing or anything that is case independent ;) )