File Tree Pane

  Granger 12:44 09 Jan 04

The latest PCA says (on page 98) "Right-click a folder, choose Create Shortcut and then specify any attributes you find helpful such as displaying the file tree pane."

I've wanted to do this for ages. I found an article on the MS site but it doesn't mention this specific task.

Can anyone tell me how to do this? I guess it's a switch after the command line but what is the switch?

  Pesala 15:29 09 Jan 04

Windows Explorer Switches

Windows Explorer switches are useful in creating rooted folders:

Explorer [/e,][/root,<object>,] [[<folder>]| [/select, <sub object>]]

/e Use Explorer view (scope and results
pane view).
The default is open view (results in
pane view only).

For example this line in the shortcut properties target:

C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE "C:\My Documents\Page Plus", /e

Will open Windows Explorer with the folders (scope) and files (results), showing my Page Plus folder.

  Granger 17:34 09 Jan 04

Thanks for that, that's really made a difference to how easily I can use my PC. Lots of handy shortcuts without the stupid XP pane on the left.

  jz 18:54 09 Jan 04

I couldn't find TIPS.TXT. Is it only in certain Windows versions?

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