How do I change the default directory in Win2K Explorer?

Question

How do I change the default directory in Windows 2000 Explorer from My Documents to My Computer?

Answer

This question was answered on March 22, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Windows 2000 defaults to the current users My Documents folder whenever the Windows Explorer is launched.

You can change the default to 'My Computer' by doing the following (also works in Windows XP):

Right-click on the Windows Explorer shortcut and select Properties.

In the Target box, add the following:

::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

Now, click OK and then try out the shortcut.

Windows Explorer should now show the My Computer folder with all the drives in your system as the default.

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on March 22, 2002