You can add file system browsing to your Windows 2000 start menu by right-clicking the My Computer icon and dragging it to the Start menu.
This will place My Computer on the Start menu, above the Programs line.
When you click it, you can navigate your disk drives, as a series of fly-out menus.
Try it. I think you'll like it.
NOTE: You can do the same for the Recycle Bin.