Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:07
Vista: Looking for a way to create shortcuts to specific Explorer folders (say, E:\Downloads), to put in a folder stored on quicklaunch bar, THAT will open the Explorer folder in a NEW / SEPARATE window.
Just open specific FOLDERS, not open entire Explorer.
Keep a folder (call it Utilities) on my quicklaunch w/ shortcuts of often used apps. Now, it's path is: C:\Users\Name\Desktop\Utilities. Of course, all apps shortcuts that are double clicked open in their own window, leaving the original "Utilities" folder intact.
The problem I can't find a way around is, no matter how I create shortcuts to specific Explorer folders, place them in the "Utilities" quicklaunch folder, when double click the Explorer folders shortcuts, it redirects the original Utilities folder window (that shows all my other utilities / apps shortcuts) to the Explorer folder window. Yes, I can hit the back button to get back to original Utilities folder, but that's not what I want.
I know it's has to do w/ a folder in Explorer not being a separate app. But there must be a way to create these Explorer folder shortcuts so they'll open in a separate window when double clicked.
If I R click the Explorer folders shortcuts & choose "Open file location," then it DOES open them in a separate window, leaving the original "Utilities" folder as it was, instead of redirecting it to the specific Explorer folder.