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Explorer to open Computer not My Docs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Richard, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Richard

    Richard Flightless Bird

    Hi, When I used to open Explorer I always got "My Computer" above "My
    Docs" in the list, and "My Computer" was always the expanded one. Now
    "My Docs" has moved above "My Computer" and that is the expanded list. A
    small problem I know, but irritating as I always want to get somewhere
    in "My Computer" first without collapsing one then expanding the other
    ina position I'm not used to. I believe is has something to do with
    "%root% type commands, but I cannot remember. Any help appreciated.
    Richard.
     
  2. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Richard" <rsully@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
    news:xJadnYnT9dGNsa_RnZ2dnUVZ8qednZ2d@pipex.net...
    > Hi, When I used to open Explorer I always got "My Computer" above "My
    > Docs" in the list, and "My Computer" was always the expanded one. Now "My
    > Docs" has moved above "My Computer" and that is the expanded list. A small
    > problem I know, but irritating as I always want to get somewhere in "My
    > Computer" first without collapsing one then expanding the other ina
    > position I'm not used to. I believe is has something to do with "%root%
    > type commands, but I cannot remember. Any help appreciated.
    > Richard.


    See:

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/start_explorer_in_c_drive.htm

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell
     
  3. Richard

    Richard Flightless Bird

    On 05/07/2010 20:23, Donald Anadell wrote:
    > "Richard"<rsully@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
    > news:xJadnYnT9dGNsa_RnZ2dnUVZ8qednZ2d@pipex.net...
    >> Hi, When I used to open Explorer I always got "My Computer" above "My
    >> Docs" in the list, and "My Computer" was always the expanded one. Now "My
    >> Docs" has moved above "My Computer" and that is the expanded list. A small
    >> problem I know, but irritating as I always want to get somewhere in "My
    >> Computer" first without collapsing one then expanding the other ina
    >> position I'm not used to. I believe is has something to do with "%root%
    >> type commands, but I cannot remember. Any help appreciated.
    >> Richard.

    >
    > See:
    >
    > http://www.theeldergeek.com/start_explorer_in_c_drive.htm
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Donald Anadell
    >
    >
    >

    Thank you Donald....That is very nearly exactly as I wanted it. The C
    drive now opens expanded and not "My Docs" (Using the
    "%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/select,%systemroot%" configuration. If I
    could now just move the "My Comp" folder(expanded) to above "My Docs" so
    it is top of the tree.......!! Any ideas?? Thanks again.
    Richard.
     
  4. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Richard" <rsully@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
    news:p4Kdne4kdrwpq6_RnZ2dnUVZ8nidnZ2d@pipex.net...
    > On 05/07/2010 20:23, Donald Anadell wrote:
    >> "Richard"<rsully@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
    >> news:xJadnYnT9dGNsa_RnZ2dnUVZ8qednZ2d@pipex.net...
    >>> Hi, When I used to open Explorer I always got "My Computer" above "My
    >>> Docs" in the list, and "My Computer" was always the expanded one. Now
    >>> "My
    >>> Docs" has moved above "My Computer" and that is the expanded list. A
    >>> small
    >>> problem I know, but irritating as I always want to get somewhere in "My
    >>> Computer" first without collapsing one then expanding the other ina
    >>> position I'm not used to. I believe is has something to do with "%root%
    >>> type commands, but I cannot remember. Any help appreciated.
    >>> Richard.

    >>
    >> See:
    >>
    >> http://www.theeldergeek.com/start_explorer_in_c_drive.htm
    >>
    >> Good luck,
    >>
    >> Donald Anadell
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > Thank you Donald....That is very nearly exactly as I wanted it. The C
    > drive now opens expanded and not "My Docs" (Using the
    > "%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/select,%systemroot%" configuration. If I
    > could now just move the "My Comp" folder(expanded) to above "My Docs" so
    > it is top of the tree.......!! Any ideas?? Thanks again.


    The easiest way would be to use the "TweakUI" power toy and change the
    "Desktop" setting for "First Icon" to My Computer instead of My Documents.
    Then when you open Windows Explorer, it will open with My Computer on top of
    the tree instead of My Documents.

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell


    > Richard.
     
  5. Richard

    Richard Flightless Bird

    On 06/07/2010 14:53, Donald Anadell wrote:
    > "Richard"<rsully@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
    > news:p4Kdne4kdrwpq6_RnZ2dnUVZ8nidnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >> On 05/07/2010 20:23, Donald Anadell wrote:
    >>> "Richard"<rsully@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:xJadnYnT9dGNsa_RnZ2dnUVZ8qednZ2d@pipex.net...
    >>>> Hi, When I used to open Explorer I always got "My Computer" above "My
    >>>> Docs" in the list, and "My Computer" was always the expanded one. Now
    >>>> "My
    >>>> Docs" has moved above "My Computer" and that is the expanded list. A
    >>>> small
    >>>> problem I know, but irritating as I always want to get somewhere in "My
    >>>> Computer" first without collapsing one then expanding the other ina
    >>>> position I'm not used to. I believe is has something to do with "%root%
    >>>> type commands, but I cannot remember. Any help appreciated.
    >>>> Richard.
    >>>
    >>> See:
    >>>
    >>> http://www.theeldergeek.com/start_explorer_in_c_drive.htm
    >>>
    >>> Good luck,
    >>>
    >>> Donald Anadell
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Thank you Donald....That is very nearly exactly as I wanted it. The C
    >> drive now opens expanded and not "My Docs" (Using the
    >> "%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/select,%systemroot%" configuration. If I
    >> could now just move the "My Comp" folder(expanded) to above "My Docs" so
    >> it is top of the tree.......!! Any ideas?? Thanks again.

    >
    > The easiest way would be to use the "TweakUI" power toy and change the
    > "Desktop" setting for "First Icon" to My Computer instead of My Documents.
    > Then when you open Windows Explorer, it will open with My Computer on top of
    > the tree instead of My Documents.
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Donald Anadell
    >
    >
    >> Richard.

    >
    >

    Brilliant!! Works perfectly! Thank you Donald.
     
  6. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Richard" <rsully@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
    news:qOqdnRjJ_sVvoK7RnZ2dnUVZ8jednZ2d@pipex.net...
    > On 06/07/2010 14:53, Donald Anadell wrote:
    >> "Richard"<rsully@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
    >> news:p4Kdne4kdrwpq6_RnZ2dnUVZ8nidnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >>> On 05/07/2010 20:23, Donald Anadell wrote:
    >>>> "Richard"<rsully@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:xJadnYnT9dGNsa_RnZ2dnUVZ8qednZ2d@pipex.net...
    >>>>> Hi, When I used to open Explorer I always got "My Computer" above "My
    >>>>> Docs" in the list, and "My Computer" was always the expanded one. Now
    >>>>> "My
    >>>>> Docs" has moved above "My Computer" and that is the expanded list. A
    >>>>> small
    >>>>> problem I know, but irritating as I always want to get somewhere in
    >>>>> "My
    >>>>> Computer" first without collapsing one then expanding the other ina
    >>>>> position I'm not used to. I believe is has something to do with
    >>>>> "%root%
    >>>>> type commands, but I cannot remember. Any help appreciated.
    >>>>> Richard.
    >>>>
    >>>> See:
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.theeldergeek.com/start_explorer_in_c_drive.htm
    >>>>
    >>>> Good luck,
    >>>>
    >>>> Donald Anadell
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Thank you Donald....That is very nearly exactly as I wanted it. The C
    >>> drive now opens expanded and not "My Docs" (Using the
    >>> "%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/select,%systemroot%" configuration. If I
    >>> could now just move the "My Comp" folder(expanded) to above "My Docs" so
    >>> it is top of the tree.......!! Any ideas?? Thanks again.

    >>
    >> The easiest way would be to use the "TweakUI" power toy and change the
    >> "Desktop" setting for "First Icon" to My Computer instead of My
    >> Documents.
    >> Then when you open Windows Explorer, it will open with My Computer on top
    >> of
    >> the tree instead of My Documents.
    >>
    >> Good luck,
    >>
    >> Donald Anadell
    >>
    >>
    >>> Richard.

    >>
    >>

    > Brilliant!! Works perfectly! Thank you Donald.


    You're welcome Richard, glad you got it sorted out.

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell
     

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