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    Collapse My Documents Folder (XP Home)

    How to set the My Documents folder as collapsed when the Windows Explorer is open? Since there are many folders inside My Documents folder, I can not see the My Computer and My Network Places folder when the Windows Explorer is open. I need to scroll down to see My Computer and My Network Places folder.

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    Re: Collapse My Documents Folder (XP Home)

    You can create a shortcut on your desktop, pointing to My Computer or any folder of your choise, which opens a new window in "My Computer" (one-pane) or "Explorer" (two-pane) mode.

    Syntax for shortcut is:

    %windir%explorer [/e,][/root,<object>,] [[<folder>]| [/select, <sub object>]]

    /e

    Use Explorer view (scope and results pane view).
    The default is open view (results in pane view only).

    /root<object>

    Specify the object in the "normal" name
    space that is used as the root (top level)
    for Windows Explorer. The default is the
    Desktop folder.

    /select

    The parent folder opens and the specified object is selected.

    <sub object>

    The folder or file that Windows Explorer
    opens. If the /select switch is used, the
    sub object is highlighted. If the /select
    switch is not used, the folder or file opens
    in Explorer. The default is the root<object>.

    ("Default" means there is no swithch in command line.)


    Examples:

    Explorer /e, /root, Reports
    Opens an Explorer window at Reports.

    Explorer /select, C:WindowsCalc.exe
    Opens a folder at C:Windows (or activates
    one that is currently open), and selects
    Calc.exe.

    Explorer /e, /root,
    SourceInternalDesignUsersDavidArchive
    Opens a folder to the Archive folder. This
    is a good way to create a dedicated, remote,
    documents archive folder. A link to the
    SourceInternalDesignUsersDavidArchive
    folders can then be placed in the SendTo folder
    for quick routing of documents.

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