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Anonymous
November 12, 2004 12:09:01 PM

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I went through all of the relevant recent posts on this topic, but none quite
did the trick for me.

I normally access windows explorer by doing a right-click over the start
menu. This opens explorer, but puts me in my "Start Menu" folder. I can't
think of a worse place to start from. How do I change this, or
alternatively, how do I change the right-click over the start menu to go to
my winexplore shortcut?

Thanks

JPC
Anonymous
November 12, 2004 8:20:06 PM

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Hi

Why are you using the Start button to access Windows Explorer?

Go to Programs>Accessories, right click on the Windows Explorer icon, select
Properties and type or copy/paste the following into the 'Target:' box to
open WE with the C drive expanded:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,c: - change 'c:' to the appropriate drive.

A new Desktop shortcut for WE can be created with the same command(s).

Also have a look at the following article:

"Windows Explorer Command-Line Options"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;152457

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Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"CummingsJP" <CummingsJP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:58190E13-9813-40A8-B1D9-808425DC2A97@microsoft.com...
>I went through all of the relevant recent posts on this topic, but none
>quite
> did the trick for me.
>
> I normally access windows explorer by doing a right-click over the start
> menu. This opens explorer, but puts me in my "Start Menu" folder. I
> can't
> think of a worse place to start from. How do I change this, or
> alternatively, how do I change the right-click over the start menu to go
> to
> my winexplore shortcut?
>
> Thanks
>
> JPC
Anonymous
November 12, 2004 9:52:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi there,
Why not open the Start Menu (by left click) and use the items on the top
right side.

To select which items are to be present there, right click an empty part of
the taskbar, left click Properties, left click the Start Menu tab, left click
Customize... , left click the Advanced Tab and then click on (i.e. put a tick
mark in) any or all of the items you want
My Computer
My Documents
My Music
My Network Places (if you are networked)
My Pictures

Then left click
OK
Apply
OK

When you go back to the Start Menu the items will then be there. Clicking
any one will start you at that place.

The suggestion to set up a shortcut will also clearly work fine.

"CummingsJP" wrote:

> I went through all of the relevant recent posts on this topic, but none quite
> did the trick for me.
>
> I normally access windows explorer by doing a right-click over the start
> menu. This opens explorer, but puts me in my "Start Menu" folder. I can't
> think of a worse place to start from. How do I change this, or
> alternatively, how do I change the right-click over the start menu to go to
> my winexplore shortcut?
>
> Thanks
>
> JPC
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Anonymous
November 13, 2004 11:13:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Could also "Pin To Start Menu" by right clicking
Windows Explorer in Accessories and choosing
that option. If don't like there, can Unpin it.

"CummingsJP" <CummingsJP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:58190E13-9813-40A8-B1D9-808425DC2A97@microsoft.com...
>I went through all of the relevant recent posts on this topic, but none
>quite
> did the trick for me.
>
> I normally access windows explorer by doing a right-click over the start
> menu. This opens explorer, but puts me in my "Start Menu" folder. I
> can't
> think of a worse place to start from. How do I change this, or
> alternatively, how do I change the right-click over the start menu to go
> to
> my winexplore shortcut?
>
> Thanks
>
> JPC
November 14, 2004 5:50:33 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

You can also access Windows Explorer by holding down the Windows key (you
know, the one between the Ctrl key and the Alt key) and tap E for explorer.
This way it will open up in My Computer.


"CummingsJP" <CummingsJP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:58190E13-9813-40A8-B1D9-808425DC2A97@microsoft.com...
>I went through all of the relevant recent posts on this topic, but none
>quite
> did the trick for me.
>
> I normally access windows explorer by doing a right-click over the start
> menu. This opens explorer, but puts me in my "Start Menu" folder. I
> can't
> think of a worse place to start from. How do I change this, or
> alternatively, how do I change the right-click over the start menu to go
> to
> my winexplore shortcut?
>
> Thanks
>
> JPC
>
Anonymous
December 10, 2004 10:11:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Sir --

Thanks for the assist. However, I use the Start button because it is always
visible and available without having to rearrange my desktop to see icons.

Thanks again, but it still didn't solve the problem.

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Why are you using the Start button to access Windows Explorer?
>
> Go to Programs>Accessories, right click on the Windows Explorer icon, select
> Properties and type or copy/paste the following into the 'Target:' box to
> open WE with the C drive expanded:
>
> %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,c: - change 'c:' to the appropriate drive.
>
> A new Desktop shortcut for WE can be created with the same command(s).
>
> Also have a look at the following article:
>
> "Windows Explorer Command-Line Options"
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;152457
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "CummingsJP" <CummingsJP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:58190E13-9813-40A8-B1D9-808425DC2A97@microsoft.com...
> >I went through all of the relevant recent posts on this topic, but none
> >quite
> > did the trick for me.
> >
> > I normally access windows explorer by doing a right-click over the start
> > menu. This opens explorer, but puts me in my "Start Menu" folder. I
> > can't
> > think of a worse place to start from. How do I change this, or
> > alternatively, how do I change the right-click over the start menu to go
> > to
> > my winexplore shortcut?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > JPC
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 10, 2004 10:15:06 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Sir --

Thank you.

I don't use your suggested method to access Explorer because it is
cumbersome. Explorer isn't automatically included in the window, and if it
were, it would take too much time to look through the rest of the clutter to
find it. Using the right click presenst a minimum of items to choose from,
and is always there, which is especially important as I change computers
frequently.

Thanks again.

Jim

"Trevor L." wrote:

> Hi there,
> Why not open the Start Menu (by left click) and use the items on the top
> right side.
>
> To select which items are to be present there, right click an empty part of
> the taskbar, left click Properties, left click the Start Menu tab, left click
> Customize... , left click the Advanced Tab and then click on (i.e. put a tick
> mark in) any or all of the items you want
> My Computer
> My Documents
> My Music
> My Network Places (if you are networked)
> My Pictures
>
> Then left click
> OK
> Apply
> OK
>
> When you go back to the Start Menu the items will then be there. Clicking
> any one will start you at that place.
>
> The suggestion to set up a shortcut will also clearly work fine.
>
> "CummingsJP" wrote:
>
> > I went through all of the relevant recent posts on this topic, but none quite
> > did the trick for me.
> >
> > I normally access windows explorer by doing a right-click over the start
> > menu. This opens explorer, but puts me in my "Start Menu" folder. I can't
> > think of a worse place to start from. How do I change this, or
> > alternatively, how do I change the right-click over the start menu to go to
> > my winexplore shortcut?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > JPC
Anonymous
December 10, 2004 10:17:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks. Of all of the responses I got, this was the most useful.

Jim

"<©¿©>" wrote:

> You can also access Windows Explorer by holding down the Windows key (you
> know, the one between the Ctrl key and the Alt key) and tap E for explorer.
> This way it will open up in My Computer.
>
>
> "CummingsJP" <CummingsJP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:58190E13-9813-40A8-B1D9-808425DC2A97@microsoft.com...
> >I went through all of the relevant recent posts on this topic, but none
> >quite
> > did the trick for me.
> >
> > I normally access windows explorer by doing a right-click over the start
> > menu. This opens explorer, but puts me in my "Start Menu" folder. I
> > can't
> > think of a worse place to start from. How do I change this, or
> > alternatively, how do I change the right-click over the start menu to go
> > to
> > my winexplore shortcut?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > JPC
> >
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 11, 2004 3:03:37 PM

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Right click are context specific commands. It would not make sense for a right click - open/explore on Start to open anything else but start.

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"cummingsjp" <cummingsjp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:376F24E8-DDB1-4CDD-8D68-00248ED2F7CC@microsoft.com...
> Sir --
>
> Thank you.
>
> I don't use your suggested method to access Explorer because it is
> cumbersome. Explorer isn't automatically included in the window, and if it
> were, it would take too much time to look through the rest of the clutter to
> find it. Using the right click presenst a minimum of items to choose from,
> and is always there, which is especially important as I change computers
> frequently.
>
> Thanks again.
>
> Jim
>
> "Trevor L." wrote:
>
>> Hi there,
>> Why not open the Start Menu (by left click) and use the items on the top
>> right side.
>>
>> To select which items are to be present there, right click an empty part of
>> the taskbar, left click Properties, left click the Start Menu tab, left click
>> Customize... , left click the Advanced Tab and then click on (i.e. put a tick
>> mark in) any or all of the items you want
>> My Computer
>> My Documents
>> My Music
>> My Network Places (if you are networked)
>> My Pictures
>>
>> Then left click
>> OK
>> Apply
>> OK
>>
>> When you go back to the Start Menu the items will then be there. Clicking
>> any one will start you at that place.
>>
>> The suggestion to set up a shortcut will also clearly work fine.
>>
>> "CummingsJP" wrote:
>>
>> > I went through all of the relevant recent posts on this topic, but none quite
>> > did the trick for me.
>> >
>> > I normally access windows explorer by doing a right-click over the start
>> > menu. This opens explorer, but puts me in my "Start Menu" folder. I can't
>> > think of a worse place to start from. How do I change this, or
>> > alternatively, how do I change the right-click over the start menu to go to
>> > my winexplore shortcut?
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> >
>> > JPC
Anonymous
December 11, 2004 3:03:38 PM

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Sir --

Perhaps./ But it is there and I like it. If Microsoft takes the time to
make something accessible , it should be useful.

Jim

"David Candy" wrote:

> Right click are context specific commands. It would not make sense for a right click - open/explore on Start to open anything else but start.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.uscricket.com
> "cummingsjp" <cummingsjp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:376F24E8-DDB1-4CDD-8D68-00248ED2F7CC@microsoft.com...
> > Sir --
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > I don't use your suggested method to access Explorer because it is
> > cumbersome. Explorer isn't automatically included in the window, and if it
> > were, it would take too much time to look through the rest of the clutter to
> > find it. Using the right click presenst a minimum of items to choose from,
> > and is always there, which is especially important as I change computers
> > frequently.
> >
> > Thanks again.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > "Trevor L." wrote:
> >
> >> Hi there,
> >> Why not open the Start Menu (by left click) and use the items on the top
> >> right side.
> >>
> >> To select which items are to be present there, right click an empty part of
> >> the taskbar, left click Properties, left click the Start Menu tab, left click
> >> Customize... , left click the Advanced Tab and then click on (i.e. put a tick
> >> mark in) any or all of the items you want
> >> My Computer
> >> My Documents
> >> My Music
> >> My Network Places (if you are networked)
> >> My Pictures
> >>
> >> Then left click
> >> OK
> >> Apply
> >> OK
> >>
> >> When you go back to the Start Menu the items will then be there. Clicking
> >> any one will start you at that place.
> >>
> >> The suggestion to set up a shortcut will also clearly work fine.
> >>
> >> "CummingsJP" wrote:
> >>
> >> > I went through all of the relevant recent posts on this topic, but none quite
> >> > did the trick for me.
> >> >
> >> > I normally access windows explorer by doing a right-click over the start
> >> > menu. This opens explorer, but puts me in my "Start Menu" folder. I can't
> >> > think of a worse place to start from. How do I change this, or
> >> > alternatively, how do I change the right-click over the start menu to go to
> >> > my winexplore shortcut?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks
> >> >
> >> > JPC
>
Anonymous
December 11, 2004 3:38:46 PM

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It is useful. It's for the editing of the start menu.

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"cummingsjp" <cummingsjp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EF3669ED-626A-4250-B502-3B6FB10921E2@microsoft.com...
> Sir --
>
> Perhaps./ But it is there and I like it. If Microsoft takes the time to
> make something accessible , it should be useful.
>
> Jim
>
> "David Candy" wrote:
>
>> Right click are context specific commands. It would not make sense for a right click - open/explore on Start to open anything else but start.
>>
>> --
>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>> http://www.uscricket.com
>> "cummingsjp" <cummingsjp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:376F24E8-DDB1-4CDD-8D68-00248ED2F7CC@microsoft.com...
>> > Sir --
>> >
>> > Thank you.
>> >
>> > I don't use your suggested method to access Explorer because it is
>> > cumbersome. Explorer isn't automatically included in the window, and if it
>> > were, it would take too much time to look through the rest of the clutter to
>> > find it. Using the right click presenst a minimum of items to choose from,
>> > and is always there, which is especially important as I change computers
>> > frequently.
>> >
>> > Thanks again.
>> >
>> > Jim
>> >
>> > "Trevor L." wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi there,
>> >> Why not open the Start Menu (by left click) and use the items on the top
>> >> right side.
>> >>
>> >> To select which items are to be present there, right click an empty part of
>> >> the taskbar, left click Properties, left click the Start Menu tab, left click
>> >> Customize... , left click the Advanced Tab and then click on (i.e. put a tick
>> >> mark in) any or all of the items you want
>> >> My Computer
>> >> My Documents
>> >> My Music
>> >> My Network Places (if you are networked)
>> >> My Pictures
>> >>
>> >> Then left click
>> >> OK
>> >> Apply
>> >> OK
>> >>
>> >> When you go back to the Start Menu the items will then be there. Clicking
>> >> any one will start you at that place.
>> >>
>> >> The suggestion to set up a shortcut will also clearly work fine.
>> >>
>> >> "CummingsJP" wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > I went through all of the relevant recent posts on this topic, but none quite
>> >> > did the trick for me.
>> >> >
>> >> > I normally access windows explorer by doing a right-click over the start
>> >> > menu. This opens explorer, but puts me in my "Start Menu" folder. I can't
>> >> > think of a worse place to start from. How do I change this, or
>> >> > alternatively, how do I change the right-click over the start menu to go to
>> >> > my winexplore shortcut?
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks
>> >> >
>> >> > JPC
>>
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