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Launch Folder Window (Like If you've clicked on it via Windows)

This code will launch the Window of specific Folder. For example, launching the "c:\" folder will be exactly as if you were double clicking on "My Computer".

Module Code

Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" _
    Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal _
    lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal _
    lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, _
    ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Public Const SW_SHOWNORMAL = 1

Form Code

Public Sub OpenDirectory(Directory As String)

      ShellExecute 0, "Open", Directory, vbNullString, _
        vbNullString, SW_SHOWNORMAL

End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
' Replace the "C:\" below with the folder you want to view
   OpenDirectory ("C:\")
End Sub

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