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Windows Explorer Default Display Folder Upon Opening

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by xmf, Mar 30, 2010.

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  1. xmf

    xmf Thread Starter

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    When I open Win Explorer it always displays the "My Documents" folder first. How can I get it to display C: instead?

    Thank you
     
  2. jdl

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    Go here to find directions to make a shortcut to open windows explorer in any folder/file desired.
     
  3. xmf

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    I was really puzzled by this because my previous install opened to C: by default. That was an OEM Dell disk if it matters. My new (nlite) install however (not made using Dell's OEM disk), opens to My Documents as described. I wonder why.
     
  4. jdl

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    From one of the microsoft.com pages:

    By default, Windows Explorer opens showing the My Documents folder. To change the default setting so that all top–level drives and folders are shown, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, point to Programs, then Accessories, then right–click Windows Explorer, and click Properties.

    2. Under Target field, which reads %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe, add to make the line read %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, /select, C:\

    3. Click OK.

    So the "Why" of your question is that Dell changed the default in the OEM install. Your new install reverted to the standard default.
     
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    Thank you very much
     
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