HOW TO: Change Windows Explorer Default View to My Computer

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This article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy.
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This article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy.
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When you open Windows Explorer using the Windows Explorer shortcut on the Start menu, the My Documents folder is selected by default. This article describes how to change the default view to My Computer.

Changing the Windows Explorer Default View to My Computer

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then point to Accessories.
  2. Right-click Windows Explorer, and then click Properties.
  3. In the Target box, replace the current text with the following text:
    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
  4. Click OK.

To return Windows Explorer to the default setting, type the following text in the Target box:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}


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Article ID: 221878 - Last Review: October 30, 2006 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
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