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Posted on 2004-09-21
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No big deal, but it has been annoying me for a while now.  When I open my Explorer by default my C drive is expanded to C/Winnt/Profiles/<myUserProfile>/StartMenu.  I then have to colapse it back to C and/or pick another drive and look for the files I need.

My question is:  How do I set up my Explorer, so when it is opened it is already colapsed to the highest level?
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if you enable the quick lanuch bar you can select the shortcut to IE, select properties and select run minimized
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sorry think i read that question wrong
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>>C/Winnt/Profiles/<myUserProfile>/StartMenu<<

That means your starting explorer with a right-mouse over the Start button
so it will always show that path when opened that way.

- Use your keyboard to open explorer
- Windows Key (the Microsoft flag key) + e Key
- setup explorer where you want it
- in the menu Tools/Folder Options... then the View(tab)
- select "Like Current Folder" then click OK
- size explorer and position it where you want it then hold your shift key down and
  click the X gadget (top right corner)
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by:leonstryker
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Not exactly what I wanted, but it will have to do.  Thank you,

Leon
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