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explain SW Explorer search folder paths

Question asked by Peter Thannhauser on Dec 28, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 29, 2014 by Jeff Mirisola

I'm wondering if I have outdated paths residing in my SW-2014 Explorer search folder, possibly originating from successive SW upgrades back to v2010? Or possibly I defined / mis-defined  them at some point. These paths are displayed under SW Explorer: Options, Search Tab, Current folders window. For example I see paths like

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\Office 15\Visio....

C:\Program Data\Microsoft Windows\Start Menu..

C:\Solidworks data..


E:\user files\ pictures..


What is the purpose of these paths? Is it adversely affecting performance? Any harm in deleting them?

ps - I am a single SW seat user & all files located on my local hard drive & I don't use SW workgroup PDM

ps- I originally started out looking for a way to set a default folder upon opening Explorer. Looks like that is still on the SR to-do list. Maybe SW-2015?


Solidworks Explorer - Defaul Location

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