Are you searching for a way to set a custom startup folder in windows file explorer? Wish to set a location that you often use as a startup folder? If yes is your answer, then your search ends here. In this tutorial, I am going to explain the steps to set a custom startup folder in windows.
When you click on the Windows Explorer icon on the Windows 7 Taskbar, it opens to the Libraries view by default. You might not use the Libraries feature, or maybe you want to set it to a different location that you use more often.
The concept is simple. To change the startup folder for Windows Explorer on the Taskbar, we’re going to modify the shortcut on the Taskbar. This makes it easier to add the correct path to the shortcut.
Steps To Set A Custom Startup Folder In Windows File Explorer:
Step 1: To get started, first open Windows Explorer from the taskbar and navigate to the folder you wish to use as a custom startup folder. Copy the location from the path box.
Step 2: Now right click on the Windows Explorer icon in the taskbar. Again right click on the Windows Explorer link and select properties from the context menu.
Step 3: This will now open up the Windows Explorer Properties window as shown below.
Step 4: In the properties window, make sure that the Shortcut tab is enabled. Place the cursor at the last option i.e., in the Target text box, enter a space and paste the copied path in the text box.
Note: If the path contains any space enclose it with quotes.
Step 5: Click Apply and then click on Ok to change the startup folder to the chosen folder.
If the chosen folder is moved or deleted, the file explorer will set to the default location.
That’s it. You have now successfully set a custom folder in windows file explorer. From now on, when you click on the windows explorer it will open up the location which you choose.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let me know using the comments section below.