Yesterday I was tweaking with my setting.xml which resides under ~\.m2\conf directory.
I was opening my explorer and then was making hundreds of click to reach there :O. A friend (Sachin) who was standing next to me showed me a nice shortcut to open home directory with one click.
Start -> Run -> Type just "." and hit enter.. Tadaaaa it will open your home directory. Thank you for showing Sachin. I will remember, it now. Manisha