Invoking Windows File ExplorerWindows Explorer can be invoked (called, started) with parameters to get a specific view.
explorer [/n] [/e,] [/root,object,][[/select],sub-object,]Strangely enough a final comma is required (at least in some cases – not known in which ones)!
|/n||Opens a window in single-paned (My-computer) view for each selected item, even if the new window duplicated a window that is already open. This is the default view.|
|/e||Uses Windows Explorer view, which is most similar to File Manager view (Windows 3.x).|
|/root,object||Specifies the root level of the specified view. Default is to use the normal namespace root (desktop = my computer), whatever is specified for the root for the display.|
|/select||If /select is used, the parent folder is opened and the specified object is selected.|
|Display (explorer mode) drive D only||
|Display (explorer mode) the start menu programs||
|Diplay (single paned view) the c:windows folder and select calc.exe||
|Display single pane view with drive m selected||
Source: [MSKB, Q130510 26-apr-96]