Explorer Commands

Explore what? Command-line
Object X and optionally sub-object Y (general case)
General syntax:

Explorer [/n][/e][,/root],X,[[/Select],Y]

Notes:

Use /e to show the left Explorer pane (TreeView) together with the right pane (ListView).
Use /n to hide the left Explorer pane (TreeView).
If /root is present, we start exploring at the root object (X) and objects belonging to X.
If /root is not present, we explore the object X, its children, and other Explorer objects as well.
Examples:

Exploring drive C: only with Folders panel and then without it:
Explorer /E,/Root,C:

Explorer /Root,%SystemDrive%

Exploring Windows directory only:
Explorer /E,/Root,%windir%

Exploring the Logon Server (you can use UNC paths) only:
Explorer /E,/Root,%LogonServer%

Exploring the current user profile path only:
Explorer /E,/Root,%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%

Exploring the System32 folder and putting the focus on the calc.exe program:
Explorer /N,%windir%\system32,/select,%windir%\system32\calc.exe

My Computer Explorer /E,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

Explanation: The object My Computer is a namespace which has the CLSID: {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

Control Panel Explorer /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

Explanation: The Control Panel object whose CLSID is: {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} is a sub-object of My Computer.

Printers and telecopiers Explorer /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

Fonts Explorer /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524152}

Scanners and Cameras Explorer /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD}

Network Neighbourhood Explorer /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}

Administration Tools Explorer /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}

Tasks Scheduler Explorer /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}

Web Folders Explorer /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{BDEADF00-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}

My Documents Explorer /N,::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}

Recycle Bin Explorer /N,::{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

Network Favorites Explorer /N,::{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}

Default Navigator Explorer /N,::{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}

Computer search results folder Explorer /N,::{1F4DE370-D627-11D1-BA4F-00A0C91EEDBA}

Network Search Results computer Explorer /N,::{E17D4FC0-5564-11D1-83F2-00A0C90DC849}

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