Is it possible..

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Mike521

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#1
Just wondering if anyone can figure this out for me. I have a shortcut to Windows Explorer, and every time I click it, it opens in the "My Documents" folder. Can I modify this shortcut to open to "My Computer" so I can see a drive listing and choose where to go from there?

I can't figure out how to make a normal shortcut to My Computer like I would to any other folder, and I don't know how to modify the Windows Explorer link either.

This is using Windows XP, by the way. Any help would be much appreciated : )

By the way, if I right-click on the shortcut and click properties, the "Start in" box says "%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%" but I've modified this and it seems to ignore all modifications I make.
 

yoyo

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#3
If you want the explorer tree, rightclick your explorer shortcut, click properties and put this in the target area:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,
 
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Mike521

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#4
that worked yo yo, thanks! Could you tell me how you figured that out?

speedy, yours couldn't work cause I'm on XP and don't have a My Computer icon. Its on the start menu, but when I right click that, it doesn't give me a create shortcut option.
 

SPeedY_B

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#5
you do, its just not showing..
Right click desktop
click properties
[Desktop] Tab
click customise desktop button at the bottom

you should then be able to select what icons you have on your desktop.
 

yoyo

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#6
Also if you rightclick your startmenu icon there is probably an option 'show on desktop'.
How did I find out? Guess in a similar way you found it out - reading it somewhere and trying.
For instance here or here .
 

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