My Documents is a Windows System Folder and I don't think it can be removed. If you don't have any downloads/saves set to download to the Default location, which is usually in one of the folders in My Documents, it's easiest enough to avoid/ignore. If you haven't done so, delete the My Documents icon on your desktop
I think Grumpy has the solution. When you open Windows Explorer it opens to My Documents folder by default. The best he can do is to change the default folder when he opens Windows Explorer given you can't delete My Documents folder
Actually the above instructions don't 'remove' My Docs, they just start with the tree collapsed. You can completely remove My Docs from both WE and the Start Menu using the Group Policy Editor.
Start > Run > mmc
ADD policy > start digging > you'll find it under WE or Start Menu
In Xp-home there is no Group Policy Editor.
I tried starting mmc where one can add a snap-in but do not see how to
use that to achieve the wipe out of "My Documents"-Folder in the tree panel
of windows explorer.
Could you please give more details ?