How does one control the default window that Windows Explorer opens in Windows 2000? I start Windows Explorer by right-clicking the Start button and selecting 'Explore.' It opens at "C: Documents and SettingsAdministrator Start Menu" [%USERPROFILE%Start Menu].
I checked in the registry at the following locations but did not have much luck changing items 1 & 3 together:
1) HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerShell Folders Personal C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorMy Documents
2) HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerUser Shell Folders Personal %USERPROFILE%My Documents
3) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerShell Folders Personal
C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorMy Documents
Here's one other possibility according to Microsoft:
"If you want to change the default view so that the default system drive (the drive where Windows 2000 is installed) is displayed, use the following steps:
Click Start, point to Programs, and then point to Accessories.
Right-click Windows Explorer, and then click Properties.
In the Target box, type the following text:
NOTE: To change the view back to the My Documents folder, remove the /N,/E parameters."
This was first published in April 2004