[Q:] Shortcut to open SkyDrive folder in W8-1 Explorer

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  1. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

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    #1 moderate, Dec 27, 2013
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    Hello,

    is there any way, how to directly open SkyDrive folder in File Explorer on Desktop (via shell parameter or something similar)...

    I am asking for something like this:
    Code:
    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /E,::{ED228FDF-9EA8-4870-83b1-96b02CFE0D52}
    ...the command above is for Game Explorer folder, so I need similar way for SkyDrive folder...

    BTW: I don't look for shortcut like: \Users\[USERNAME]\SkyDrive\ as I need universal one, what will work even when the folder location is changed...
     
  2. noncentz705

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    #2 noncentz705, Dec 27, 2013
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    :confused: C:\Users\%username%\SkyDrive ?
    edit : missed the btw part one minute

    It's a user folder; Would it even matter if you changed the location... path would still work?


    Code:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SkyDrive]
    Type Reg_SZ
    Name : UserFolder
    Data : C:\Users\%username%\SkyDrive
     
  3. moderate

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    #3 moderate, Dec 27, 2013
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    I've found it, it is:

    Code:
    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /E,::{8E74D236-7F35-4720-B138-1FED0B85EA75}
    ...with both icons (cloud-alone and cloud with folder) in:

    Code:
    %SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll
     
  4. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

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    MS also made another CLSID in W8-1 for "Work Folders"
    {ECDB0924-4208-451E-8EE0-373C0956DE16}

    I think that are only two CLSIDs created in W8-1...