Default location of pinned Windows Explorer icon on taskbar


On Windows 7 and Windows 8 there is by default a Windows Explorer icon pinned on the taskbar. By default, when you click this, it opens up an Explorer window showing you your Libraries.

I don't care much about Libraries, and when I do I just access them in the sidebar anyways. I want Computer to be default and found a way to do that at

  1. Right-click the pinned Windows Explorer icon
  2. Right-click the Windows Explorer item
  3. Select the Properties item
  4. Select the Shortcut tab
  5. Replace the contents of Target with
    %windir%\explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
  6. Click OK

The GUID is the Windows Class identifier (CLSID) for My Computer.