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Attention network admins and support pros:

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To take a look at the previous XP forum, which includes a lot of great information, follow this URL:
http://www.techrepublic.com/forumdiscuss/thread_detail.jhtml?thread_id=117982

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Newsletter: ADD CMD SHORTCUT TO EXPLORER

by netstat In reply to Continue the XPert discou ...

Thanks for the reg hack. But The 'Cmd Prompt here' tool _is_ available seperately too.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
Of course, those of us who have been around a while and know that you can drag and drop in windows have used:
cd /d in the DOSbox and then drag in a file from the target directory in an explorer window. Backspace away the filename and hit enter. Enjoy!

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DIRECT EXPLORER SPECIFIC FOLDER

by mikeitpro In reply to Newsletter: ADD CMD SHORT ...

Thanks for the tip! Q?
is there away to make explorer open to "my computer"?
In other words collapse C so that all my network drives we been seen instead of the uncollapsed C drive folders.

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The only way to fly...

by Glenn L. In reply to DIRECT EXPLORER SPECIFIC ...

Instead of a traditional drive:\folder argument use the "My Computer" special designation (this is my shortcut on my Win2k Pro start menu):

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

(Note: above is all on same line.)

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Finally!

by MC68000 In reply to The only way to fly...

Thanks. I love the explorer but found it frustrating that it automatically opened C:. We don't save to the hard drive at work. This is a real boon.

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Try [Win]-E

by Greg Shultz Contributor In reply to DIRECT EXPLORER SPECIFIC ...

The [Win]-E shortcut will immediately open a window configured just like the one you describe.

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Thanks Guys

by mikeitpro In reply to Try [Win]-E

both of you had very excellent Idea's and they both work great!!!!

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url with id=117982 doesn't work

by davepie1 In reply to Continue the XPert discou ...

self explanatory

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Delete space in URL

by editor's response In reply to url with id=117982 doesn' ...

Due to a technical issue, the URL provided in the original summary does not work. If you copy and paste this URL into your browser, please delete the space in jhtml?thread verbiage. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Clear the most recently used list

by Dendubs In reply to Continue the XPert discou ...

I am always amazed at the lengths a techie will go to do something. In the case of this discussion, the raison d'etre for doing this is that the list is too long, well just set the umber of items in the list to 1 or 2, no dangerous or difficult editing of the registry. Keep it simple guys, try not to reinvent the wheel..

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Techie schmechie....

This tip is just kind of silly.

You can clear the MRU by clearing the Recent Documents List too. .REG files? That's so "Windows 95"...

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