Tutorial :File Access takes me to command prompt rather than Explorer



Question:

Whenever I go to my command prompt and type a "c:\temp" or any other file/directory, it takes me to the command prompt rather than the file explorer. Can somebody please tell me how I can fix this so that all file/directory access from cmd takes me to the file explorer. I have a Win2k3 64bit machine. Has this got anything to do with the 32bit/64bit explorer ?


Solution:1

To run Windows Explorer from command prompt you must type name of the executable:

explorer.exe  

or just

explorer  

To open a certain folder, pass the path as an arguments. Details here:
Command-Line Switches for Windows Explorer (MSDN KB)
See examples.


Solution:2

To open Explorer at the directory where your cmd is operating you can use

start .  

and at a parent directory you can use

start ..  

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