Start My Computer with Folder view activated

By editing an entry in the registry, My Computer can can be started with the Folder tree activated. Normally, this can be activated by clicking the Folders button above the address bar; but if you use the folder view frequently, you might wish to permanently activate it.

  • Click on Start>Run.
  • Type in regedit. This will open the Registry Editor.
  • Navigate to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\Shell key.
  • In the right pane, right-click on the (Default) string value and select Modify.
  • Type in explore the the ‘Value data’ field.
  • Click on “OK”.

Note : This hack only works for Windows XP, Me, 2000, 98. I haven’t tested it on Vista though.