Relinking 'My Music' on StartMenu.. How?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Alex_is_Axel, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    Goodafternoon everyone,

    I was just wondering how you can relink the 'My Music' folder on the startmenu to go to another folder link on your computer because i store all my music on another drive (not in my documents). Can this be done? Without any third party software :p

    Thank you for your help and time, i mostly appreciate it

    Alex :cool:
     
  2. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    I know it can be easily done using tweakUI the microsoft power toy.
    It can also be done by editing the registary
    Just type "regedit" in the run box
    then go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    then SOFTWARE -> MICROSOFT -> WINDOWS -> CURRENT VERSION -> EXPLORER -> SHELL FOLDERS you then double click on "My Music" and change the value to the correct target
     
  3. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Oh a little tip here there folder on the start menu will get the same icon as the target folder, so if you want it to match as before i.e. with the folder and the little note first right click your target folder and go to properties, it the customise tab and at the bottom you can change the folder icon to something suitable.
    Hope this helps :)
     
  4. a1ehouse

    a1ehouse Chamone M*tha Fu*ka

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    I think the easiest way to do this is open your my documents folder, then drag your my music folder to your existing drive. XP updates the link automatically.
     
  5. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    what about if i already have a folder set up? would the drag and drop still work?

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    then SOFTWARE -> MICROSOFT -> WINDOWS -> CURRENT VERSION -> EXPLORER -> SHELL FOLDERS

    ^^ I dont have that. I have up to Explorer but thers only 3 things there which are not folder names

    Any ideas?

    Thanx for your help and time

    Alex :cool:
     
  6. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    weird here is a screenie of my reg-edit proggy i have circled the points of interest in red
     

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  7. a1ehouse

    a1ehouse Chamone M*tha Fu*ka

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    Alex_is_Axel, it should take your exact structure. When I moved My Music to a folder on another partition, the structure and album art etc. stayed the same. To be 100% sure, you can use a tweak program to do it for you.
    ;)
     
  8. Alex_is_Axel

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    i just found the registry and i set it to the location where my new my music folder is but when i press the 'My Music' on my startmenu, it still goes to my documents/my music. :(.. do i have to reset the Explorer.exe?

    Alex
     
  9. indyjones

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    hmm possble, I used tweakUI to change it but i checked the registry for the values it had changed and this seems to be it, yeah reset explorer.exe or reboot
     
  10. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    do you have to install this TweakUI? or can you just run it?

    it still didnt load up the proper folder after a reload of explorer.exe :(
     
  11. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    it embeds itself into windows, but you can uninstall it, its an offical powertoy its got tonnes of other options built in its jsut one of the functions to change the path of any of XP's special folders

    I have attached it for ya :)
     

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  12. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    thanx indyjones :)

    I installed TweakUi and i set the folder to the destination and it works fine now :).. thank you for the software

    Thanx everyone for your help :)

    Alex :cool:
     
  13. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I was wondering if you could have multiple "my music" folders? For instance, I have 3 parent music folders: Tunes (mp3), Tunes (mpc), Tunes (misc).
     
  14. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    the only way I see is by adding subfolders to the start folder/mydocuments/my music/Etc,. which will show up on all programs menu which you can then pin to the start menu. I believe there was a folder program that allowed you to do that but I cannot think of the name right now. :(