I tried the path you suggested but it does not work. I even went back to check to see if the path change had "taken" and it had. Any other suggestions? The way I login to this machien I dod not have local adminrights, but the fact that the path change was successfuyl implies that I don['t need local admin rights to make the change.
Yes this works IF I navigate to Accessories/explorer.exe or use WindowsKey-E shortcut however, by habit I typically right click the start button and select Explorer. In this case it defaults to the Start Menu directory...would be nice to change startup location using this method of initiating explorer as well.
You cannot change the Explore context menu item for the Start Menu since it encoded for the Start Menu All Programs folder only. However, you can add a item (ex: Window Explorer) to the Start Menu context menu of your choice. In step 10 of this tutorial, use the path C:\Windows\System32\explorer.exe (or one you like) for Windows Explorer.
Excellent tutorial! Could you tell me how I get Windows Explorer to default to the administrators documents folder? I think it's in the Desktop folder in Windows Explorer.... I have a folder there called Nicky and that has my documents folder in it and I want it to default to that documents folder. It used to default to that until I installed a program which then created another documents folder and ignored the one that had my files in it! Sorry if it's a complicated request!
You might check the program that you have installed to see if it has a option to change the path of where it saves it files to where you have changed the location of your Documents folder at. If the program does not have that option, then you will need to restore the default location of your Documents folder to prevent issues with it using OPTION THREE in this tutorial.
You can use example 3 in the tutorial here for this. You will just need to substitute the path for the path of your Documents folder instead.