Sorry, I think you've misunderstood. I want the "Local Disk (C " to be unexpanded. (Please excuse the smilie, a consequence of the colon and right parenthesis)
You may be right, that I misunderstand.
My method just shows all drives and none of them are expanded. The expanding part is up to you.
The "local disk (C׃)" should show a plus sign in front of it as well as all other drives.
I am definitely missing something here. When I think of Explorer showing all drives, but not expanded, I think of this picture. If possible, please setup your view of Explorer as you wish it would open and post a picture of it someplace I can see it.
I use the Classic Desktop but the result is the same for the XP theme.
I hold the Control key, press Print Screen key.
Open Photoshop; File>New>(accept size)>edit>Paste and the screen cap is now in Photoshop.
From there, crop as needed, Flatten image, save as.. and then post the image file to my Photobucket.com account.
Get link address for the img and paste into post here.
Some people use M$ Word but I find that rather complicated. Maybe someone else will chime in on how they do it, there may be an easier way than mine.
To change the default startup folder for Windows Explorer:
1 Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then right-click Windows Explorer.
2 On the menu that appears, click Properties.
3 In the Target box, append the "/root" command-line switch to the "%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe" command, using the startup location that you want. For example, if you want Windows Explorer to start at the root of drive C, edit the command to the following:
%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /root, C:\
4 Click OK.
That got me to the properties box you show above.
I made your change.
Same results. But...
I had been starting Explorer by right clicking the START button (desk top ,lower left). I tried triggering Explorer by clicking Start-Programs-Accessories Windows Explorer. The changes to WE Properties made changes with this method. After cutting and pasting your Target parameters I got results like yours except that the My Computer was unexpanded. I toggled between the parameters in step 3 above and yours several times, then your parameters gave me results equivalent to your print screen view above. No idea why it took several tries, obviously operator error.
There's probably some way to modify the properties for the rt-clk Start button method. I'll keep poking around. I'll post if I find a solution