XenApp 6.x – Publishing My Computer Using Windows Explorer

XenApp 6.x – Publishing My Computer Using Windows Explorer


This article provides the steps to publish My Computer on a Windows 2008 R2 Server with XenApp 6.5 installed.

Publishing My Computer

To publish My Computer using Windows Explorer perform the following steps :-

  • Publish a new application in the Citrix App Center
  • When prompted enter the Command Line below :-

C:\Windows\explorer.exe /n,/e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

  • Leave the Working Directory blank

My Computer is now published and when opened will display the drives which the user is allowed to access.

Published My Computer Fails To Open

An issue exists with a Published Windows Explorer application where it fails to open if it’s the first application launched by a user.

The symptoms for this are that the Published Application will launch, the Citrix progress dialog box will complete, but then the application does not appear.  This is due to an issue where the ICA Client needs more time to establish a connection to the server and to rectify this see the article XenApp 6.x – Resolving Published Windows Explorer Closing Straight away on this site.