The commands C:\>start foo or C:\>explorer /e, foo (notice the switch and comma!) opens Windows Explorer view the way I like it:
Typing C:\>explorer foo produces a standard or default view:
This respect for the user's preferences seems to extend to things like the tool bars and status bar and type of view, e.g. tiles or details. C:\>explorer foo seems to ignore all of your preferences.Thanks to the mighty folks at How-To Geek for the awesome insights.