Hacking Windows XP: Hacking Windows Explorer: "This is Chapter 5 from the ExtremeTech book Hacking Windows XP, published by Wiley. You can also read other excerpts from the book about speeding disk access, speeding up your network and internet access, and speeding up your system boot.
The Windows Explorer is one of the most used parts of Windows XP. Every time you go to My Computer and browse through files on your computer, you are using Explorer. Using the icons on the desktop, right-clicking on files and folders, copying and pasting files are all examples of using the features that the Explorer provides."