There are times when you need to open Windows Explorer. You do this by choosing Start | Programs | Accessories | Windows Explorer. The default view is the contents of your My Documents or user folder. You can change this default view to something such as the root C: (or some other path) by modifying the Explorer shortcut.
- Choose Start | Programs | Accessories.
- Right-click on Windows Explorer and choose properties.
- In the target text box, key the following: %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /root, C:\
- Click OK and save your changes. The next time you open Windows Explorer, it will open to the root c: as the default view.