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    Explore (Windows 2000)

    I wasn't sure where to post this question. I hope this is the right group.

    When I open explore, it always opens several folders (Cocuments and SettingsNameStart Menu). I don't use my C drive at all because it is not backed up on the network. Is there a way to stop tall of those folders from opening? Perhaps it could open the N drive the same way, which I do use?

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    Re: Explore (Windows 2000)

    Create or edit the shortcut to Windows Explorer, select Properties, and modify the target to something like:

    %SystemRoot%explorer.exe /n, /e,N:


    For a full explanation, see MSKB 130510: Command-Line Switches for Windows Explorer - this will apply to W2K too.

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    Re: Explore (Windows 2000)

    If you right-click the Start button and click Explore, this behavior is by design - the option is intended to let you customize the Start menu.

    You can create your own shortcut to Windows Explorer:
    - Right-click an empty part of your desktop.
    - Select New | Shortcut from the popup menu.
    - Type <code>explorer.exe /e, N:</code> in the box, then click Next.
    - Type a name in the box, for example <code>Windows Explorer</code>, then click Finish.
    - You'll have a new shortcut on your desktop.
    - You can drag it to your Quick Launch toolbar and/or to your Start menu.

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    Re: Explore (Windows 2000)

    Thank you Hans. That works well.

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