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Old August 6th 14, 10:43 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-xp,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Steve Hayes[_2_]
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Default Windows Explorer

What is the difference between Windows Explorer and "My Computer"?

When the news came that Microsoft was ending support for Windows XP I went to
the library and got out a couple of books on Windows XP, and on reading them I
discovered that Windows Explorer and "My Computer" were different.

For nearly 10 years of using XP I thought that "My Computer" *was* Windows
Explorer, and wondered why it didn't live up to what was claimed for it. It
was supposed to copy files, but when I tried to copy files I discovered that
it only made copies of shortcuts, and did not copy the files themselves.

So to copy files I either used the DOS copy command, or shareware programs
like File Commander and Xplorer2.

Actually, even after having discovered the *real* Windows Explorer, I think
xplorer2 is better -- you can get it at:


but it just goes to show that there is no substitute for proper printed

PS: I thought "My Computer" was horribly twee, so I changed it to "This

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