Windows Explorer Default Display Folder Upon Opening

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xmf

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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?

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jdl

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

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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.
 

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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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