# How do I programmatically open the "Libraries" folder in Windows Explorer in Windows 7?

Note, the user may have redefined the default window for windows explorer, so simply opening "" using Process.Start or IShellDispatch.Open is not going to be acceptable.

I figured this would be trivial, but I've lost a day trying to find an example. Note, the Libraries folder is a known folder with a folder id of FOLDERID_Libraries. Opening up using the associated GUID for FOLDERID_Libraries using

Process.Start("explorer.exe", "::{1B3EA5DC-B587-4786-B4EF-BD1DC332AEAE}")

While VB.NET or C# would be preferred, I can engineer a solution from almost any language.

Many thank,

Tom

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### Have you tried simply using

Have you tried simply using Windows-Run shell:Libraries Just tried this in a command prompt too. explorer shell:libraries opened what I expectedI don't kn