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Easier Folder Access

Posted by Howard Silcock on 13 February 2010

I don’t know about you, but when I’m working on a large Windows network, I find it frustrating to hunt through hierarchies of folders on different drives, looking for  folders buried many layers down. I wanted to set up my environment so I could go straight to each key folder and display its contents. And, since I may need the folder open several times a day, I wanted it to open a certain way—generally in a dual-pane Explorer view, with the navigator pane not the Windows Explorer task pane) on the left. I prefer some folders to open maximised and others—usually smaller ones—to open neither maximised nor minimised. So I experimented and  fiddled around, and eventually I found a suitable set-up. (This is all described in terms of a Windows XP environment.)

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