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Close Parent Windows Automatically

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
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Have you ever had a screen full of explorer windows on your desktop after digging through heaps of directories? This tip lets you close the current window and all it's parent windows in one easy step.
To close a folder and all its open parent folders, simply press the SHIFT key while clicking on its Close box or alternatively press ALT + SHIFT + F4.

Change the Location of System and Special Folders (Windows 9x and NT)
Windows keeps a number of special folders such as "My Documents", "Desktop", "Favorites" and the "Start Menu". These folders can be moved anywhere on you system and the new location updated in this key.
1. Using Regedit open the key below, listed are all the special folders Windows uses.
2. Note the current location of the folder you want to move, and then using explorer move the folder to the new location.
3. Edit the value in the key below for the folder you moved to reflect the new directory location.
Note: Log off, or restart Windows for the changes to take effect.

Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]


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