@ icke... thanks for the reco on androidcommander. And for anyone else reading, the install wasn't too difficult, inclusive of the SDK and the JDK. There were unexpected repercussions (not sure but certainly from the SDK or JDK install). Upon reboot... the WinXP Security Center didn't recognize my firewall or AV pgms... saying the system was unprotected, although both av & firewall were up & running.
The command prompt (cmd.exe), also wouldn't recognize anything typed. But... Google is my friend. One of these DK pgms (probably Java, but I dunno), blew-up the systems environment variable (Path), and so I had to recreate. Done and all is well. AC looks looks to be exactly what I wanted... and then some. Thanks again!