Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. November 18, 2003
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A Window with a View
If you liked the single-pane version of Explorer that we discussed in a previous tip, you might like to put a shortcut on the desktop that will open the single-pane version for you.

Open Windows NT Explorer and navigate to \Winnt and locate Explorer.exe. Use the mouse to drag the Explorer.exe icon to the desktop to create a shortcut. Now right-click the shortcut and choose Properties. When the Properties dialog box opens, click the Shortcut tab. Now click the Target text entry box and enter

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe ..

(one space and two periods) to open a single-pane Explorer at the root folder of your Windows XP drive.