Changing the default File Explorer startup folder no longer possible?


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In Windows 7 I could specify the start folder for Explorer by entering its path in the Target field of the Properties/Shortcut.
This is now not possible as this filed is now grey (= read only) and cannot be modified.
Any suggestions?
Thank you in advance.
 
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You can change it from Quick Access to This PC in the Folder Options, View Tab, at the top by using the drop down.

Alternately you can create your own "new shortcut" and set it up the way you have in the past.
You can Google for the "GUID" if there is something special you have in mind.
Just perform a search for CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts List
 
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You can change it from Quick Access to This PC in the Folder Options, View Tab, at the top by using the drop down.

Alternately you can create your own "new shortcut" and set it up the way you have in the past.
You can Google for the "GUID" if there is something special you have in mind.
Just perform a search for CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts List
Many thanks, the first option works and it now opens in a more familiar view.
However, I still cannot define in which folder the Explorer should open as I could in Windows 7.
I am not familiar with the CLSID Keys and have not tried the second option.
 

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