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changing the default opening folder in windows explorer

by default, windows explorer opens showing the my documents folder. to change the default setting so that all top-level drives and folders are shown, follow these steps:
  1. click start, point to programs, then accessories, then right-click windows explorer, and click properties.

  2. change the target field, which reads %systemroot%\explorer.exe to %systemroot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, /select, c:\

  3. click ok.
this is a splendid little trick. now upon opening windows explorer one is able to choose from all the folders and drives without an additional half-dozen clicks.

thx to a mr kris bertleff of youngstown, ohio