Rclick+start+Explore on My Computer with all folders colla..

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I wish to Rclick Start+Explore to display My Computer with ALL folders and
short cuts collapsed as shown below:
Desktop
+ My Documents
+ My Computer <== Highlighted
+ My Network Places
Norton Protected Places

Currently, Rclick Start+Explore highlights Start Menu, and My Documents is
expanded within Local Disk that is expanded within an expanded My Computer.

I'm running Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 1.

--
Regards,

Peter Sale
Santa Monica, CA USA
To email me, just pull 'my-leg.'
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Windows Key + E will open Explorer in this view.
    Still looking into your actual request...
    --
    -Anthony Procissi [MSFT]
    US-Application Experience & Compatibility

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    "Peter Sale" <psale@adelphia.my-leg.net> wrote in message
    news:e%23VLj4EOEHA.3832@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >I wish to Rclick Start+Explore to display My Computer with ALL folders and
    > short cuts collapsed as shown below:
    > Desktop
    > + My Documents
    > + My Computer <== Highlighted
    > + My Network Places
    > Norton Protected Places
    >
    > Currently, Rclick Start+Explore highlights Start Menu, and My Documents is
    > expanded within Local Disk that is expanded within an expanded My
    > Computer.
    >
    > I'm running Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 1.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Peter Sale
    > Santa Monica, CA USA
    > To email me, just pull 'my-leg.'
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hi Anthony,
    I just tried Windows Key + E, and this did nothing at all on my Notebook.
    That is, I held down the Windows Key and then depressed the E key. What am
    I missing?
    --
    Regards,

    Peter Sale
    Santa Monica, CA USA
    To email me, just pull 'my-leg.'

    "Anthony Procissi [MSFT]" wrote ...
    > Windows Key + E will open Explorer in this view.
    > Still looking into your actual request...
    > --
    > -Anthony Procissi [MSFT]
    > US-Application Experience & Compatibility
    >
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights.
    ==
    > "Peter Sale" wrote l...
    > >I wish to Rclick Start+Explore to display My Computer with ALL folders
    and
    > > short cuts collapsed as shown below:
    > > Desktop
    > > + My Documents
    > > + My Computer <== Highlighted
    > > + My Network Places
    > > Norton Protected Places
    > >
    > > Currently, Rclick Start+Explore highlights Start Menu, and My Documents
    is
    > > expanded within Local Disk that is expanded within an expanded My
    > > Computer.
    > >
    > > I'm running Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 1.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Regards,
    > >
    > > Peter Sale
    > > Santa Monica, CA USA
    > > To email me, just pull 'my-leg.'
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hi Peter,

    Do any the Windows hotkeys work?
    WindowKey + r opens the run command
    WindowKey + m minimizes all windows
    If these don't work check your Group Policy Settings.

    run: gpedit.msc
    Look under "User Configuration", "Administrative Templates", "Windows
    Components", "Windows Explorer"
    Check the last item listed; "Turn off Windows+X hotkeys", it should be on
    either "not configured" or "enabled".
    --
    -Anthony Procissi [MSFT]
    US-Application Experience & Compatibility

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    "Peter Sale" <psale@adelphia.my-leg.net> wrote in message
    news:ukfvS0GOEHA.2244@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >
    > Hi Anthony,
    > I just tried Windows Key + E, and this did nothing at all on my Notebook.
    > That is, I held down the Windows Key and then depressed the E key. What
    > am
    > I missing?
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Peter Sale
    > Santa Monica, CA USA
    > To email me, just pull 'my-leg.'
    >
    > "Anthony Procissi [MSFT]" wrote ...
    >> Windows Key + E will open Explorer in this view.
    >> Still looking into your actual request...
    >> --
    >> -Anthony Procissi [MSFT]
    >> US-Application Experience & Compatibility
    >>
    >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    > rights.
    > ==
    >> "Peter Sale" wrote l...
    >> >I wish to Rclick Start+Explore to display My Computer with ALL folders
    > and
    >> > short cuts collapsed as shown below:
    >> > Desktop
    >> > + My Documents
    >> > + My Computer <== Highlighted
    >> > + My Network Places
    >> > Norton Protected Places
    >> >
    >> > Currently, Rclick Start+Explore highlights Start Menu, and My Documents
    > is
    >> > expanded within Local Disk that is expanded within an expanded My
    >> > Computer.
    >> >
    >> > I'm running Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 1.
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Regards,
    >> >
    >> > Peter Sale
    >> > Santa Monica, CA USA
    >> > To email me, just pull 'my-leg.'
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    On Wed, 12 May 2004 11:22:51 -0700, Peter Sale wrote:

    > I wish to Rclick Start+Explore to display My Computer with ALL folders and
    > short cuts collapsed as shown below:

    Not possible. The start button is an object and a graphical representation
    of the Start Menu folders. Right clicking here and selecting Explorer will
    always open with the focus on those folders.

    What I've done is added an Explorer shortcut to my Quick Launch bar. By
    editing the target line to read:
    %windir%\explorer.exe /e,

    A single click opens Explorer with the focus on My Computer. The My
    Computer "folder" is expanded with this method but at least it's close to
    what you are looking for.

    --
    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows XP Shell/User
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