Open Windows Explorer to the 'correct' My Docs folder

I had this once before, so I know it can be done. :-)
Other problems necessitated a hard drive reformat and I lost the info. :-(

I need the Target settings to open Windows Explorer in the 2-pane view and so it's pointing at My Documents...the one that's directly 'beneath' "Desktop".

PLEASE NOTE: I do *NOT* want to open C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Smith\My Documents
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  1. Clarification:

    For the correct answer, the address bar in Explorer will show "My Documents" and *not* "C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Smith\My Documents".
  2. bumping in hopes of getting an answer...
  3. The answer:

    When you click the Files Quick Launch icon, Windows Explorer to open - in the 2-pane view - My Documents (not C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Smith\My Documents").

    Properties of the icon:

    target:
    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe

    start in:
    %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%
  4. Start > Right+Click My Documents > Left click properties

    Set the target here.

    To set the leocation of where the data is placed is based entirely off user preference.
  5. secret agent girl said:
    Clarification:

    For the correct answer, the address bar in Explorer will show "My Documents" and *not* "C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Smith\My Documents".


    You like to give a challenge eh? OK, here it is:

    Shortcut Properties:


    Target: "C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Smith\My Documents"

    Start in: (Blank)

    now open explorer, you are disappointed because it didn't work...yet !

    Now that Explorer is open, click Tools>Folder Options>File Types>"(NONE) File Folder">Advanced>New>{enter Expand}>OK.

    Click on your new entry (Expand) and then click "Set Default" then click OK.


    Go down to: "(NONE) Folder">Advanced>(click on Explore)>Set default>OK>OK

    Close and open explorer using shortcut.


    Happy now? [:tigsounds:4]
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