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by auggief / August 2, 2004 9:08 PM PDT

When I go into program files and click on explorer, I get the My Documents Screen. Also, have been getting, off and on, Microsoft error messages referencing explorer.

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Mine does that too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 2, 2004 9:58 PM PDT
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I have a directory that I keep for demo purposes. It has some collection of corrupt JPEG, .MOV and other files that Explorer bombs out on.

I demo'd this to a Microsofty at a seminar and the response was "don't do that."

Yes, you can crash Explorer with corrupt images. So far, they seem nonchalent about it.


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Re: Windows Explorer
by Papa Echo / August 2, 2004 10:05 PM PDT
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Explorer can be set to open other folders other than "My Documents". Is that what you want ? What error messages ? When ?

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Re: Windows Explorer
by David Chan / August 2, 2004 10:50 PM PDT
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By default it opens up My Documents but you can change it to open your C Drive or other folders by the following:

Click Start, point to Programs, then Accessories, then right?click Windows Explorer, and click Properties.

Under Target field, which reads:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe, add to make the line read %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, /select, C:\
Click OK.

To display the Folders in the C Drive:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e, C:\

On the second topic about errors in Explorer you can run System File Checker to see if that fixes the problem:
Start | Run: SFC /SCANNOW
Insert the XP CD in the drive.

If that doesn't fix it try re-registering the DLLS:
1. Quit all programs that are running.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. Type: regsvr32 urlmon.dll,
4. Click OK.
When you receive the 'DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded' message, click OK.

If this does not resolve the problem, repeat steps 2 through 4 for each of the following files
(in step 3, replace Urlmon.dll with each of the file names below):
Shell32.dll (Windows XP and Windows 2000 only)
Don't forget to leave a space between 'regsvr32' and the .dll,
and don't forget to click OK

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Re: Windows Explorer
by auggief / August 3, 2004 6:54 PM PDT
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"On the second topic about errors in Explorer you can run System File Checker to see if that fixes the problem:
Start | Run: SFC /SCANNOW
Insert the XP CD in the drive."
After I insert XP CD it asked me what I want to do. Install etc. What do I click on?

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''Idiosyncrasies'' using SFC can be viewed . .
by Cursorcowboy / August 3, 2004 11:12 PM PDT
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