How To Stop Explorer From Showing Libraries When Launched From Taskbar
Normally, with default settings, Windows 7 provides three shortcut icons on the taskbar including Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, and the Windows Media Player. Clicking on Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar opens up libraries, which isn’t what everybody wants.
You may want to show “My Computer” details instead of Libraries. Here is how you can do it.
1. Right click on Explorer icon on the taskbar.
2. Right click the Windows Explorer icon in the list. Then click on “Properties”.
3. In the Shortcut tab, you can change the “Target” to open any location.
To change it to open to “My Computer”, change the shortcut to:
To change it to open to “My Documents”, change the shortcut to:
In our scenario, we changed it to open as “My Computer”
4. Click “OK” to save your changes.
That’s it. Test it by clicking on the Explorer icon of taskbar. In our case, it opened “My Computer” window.