How do I do this?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Shooter1973, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. Shooter1973

    Shooter1973 Guest

    I'd like to pin a folder's shortcut to my start menu like my docs & music is already. my temp dir for example.
    thanks.
     
  2. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Right-click the folder, copy, right click "Paste Shorcut" on your desktop, and drag it on into the start menu. If you hover over the button, the start menu will pop up.
     
  3. Shooter1973

    Shooter1973 Guest

    thing is though i don't want it on my desktop, and as soon as i add it to the start menu & delete the one on my desktop, i'm back to square one. maybe it's not all that important, but it seems like it would be easy.
     
  4. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    Why add shortcut to a folder you've deleted?????? seems a bit redundant to me but horses for courses.
    I'm guessing you're shortcutting to a shortcut. Try copying the desktop shortcut there instead. ;)
     
  5. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    :) What he said! It's useless to make a shortcut to a shorcut.
     
  6. Shooter1973

    Shooter1973 Guest

    not sure where the confusion is. i want to put a shortcut from my temp directory in windows explorer to my start menu. i don't want one on my desktop at all. when i do your steps, i can get the shortcut to the start menu, but when i remove the one from the desktop, it obviously screws up the one on the start menu.
     
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    hold down control while dragging the shortcur from your desktop to your startmenu, that will make a copy and not just a shortcut to the desktop shortcut
     
  8. Shooter1973

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  9. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I am guessing that worked ?
     
  10. gillmacca

    gillmacca Macca

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    I have been looking to do this as well.
    Currently the shortcut is listed under internet explorer and email program link.
    Is there a way to list it in the same column as My Docs, My Music, etc?

    Many thanks
     
  11. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    Registry Key hack m8, don't know it myself, but if we all join hands and chant, i'm sure we could summon "Mr Cellophane aka Enyo" ;) :p
    He's sure to know of it.....
     
  12. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    get the file into the moist recently opend list
    (left botton coumn)

    right ckick, pin to start menue
     
  13. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    this is what I do ( for easy access )

    switch the start menu to classic ( it doesn't work properly with the new style)
    drag n drop the temp folder from its original location onto the start button
    now you have the folder at the top of all programs
    navigate to C:\ Documents and Settings \user-name \Start Menu
    cut n paste the temp folder into C:\ or whichever drive you prefer
    now make a new tool-bar to My-Computer ~ or just the drive if you prefer
    now the shortcut to the folder is visible & has cascading attributes

    2z
     
  14. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    twoz, I just tried dragging and dropping into the start menue of the xp theme.

    this worked best of all, as the shoprtcut is in there, and allready pinned...nothing else top do
     
  15. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    ah but

    doing it as pinned folder it doesnt have cascading attributes

    where as my way I can browse through the sub folders as well

    :cool:

    2z
     
  16. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    xp theme, right click start menue, properties, customize, advanced, scroll down to whatever you want " displayed as a menue"...fini

    this is especially nice used on the control panel
     
  17. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    you still cant get that folder to cascade though

    only works on classic ~ then you can switch back

    :cool:
     
  18. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    is this the same thing?

    if so, then it works through the gui, , if not, point out to me what i'm missing
     
  19. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    ok thats already there in your options

    but Shooter1973 want the temp folder there as well