Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. August 3, 2005
Click Here to see a complete list of all of our previously released Tips!
You can add Explorer icons to the Start menu so that each one will open to a different folder.
Open Windows Explorer and locate \Windows\Explorer.exe. Now hold down Ctrl and drag the Explorer.exe icon to the Start Menu. Repeat for each incidence of Explorer you want to add to the Start menu.
Right-click Start and choose Open. Locate each of the new Explorer shortcuts and rename them to suit their opening folders. For example, you might want one to open the c:\Data folder, so you could name it "Explore Data." Next, right-click the icon and choose Properties.
When the Properties dialog box opens, click the Shortcut tab. Now click in the Target entry box and delete the existing command. Type in
n:\Windows\Explorer.exe n:\data, /n, /e
where "n" is your drive designation and "data" is the folder where you want Explorer to open. Click OK to close the dialog box and save your changes.
You need to repeat this process for each of your Explorer shortcuts, adding the correct folder for each of them.