Customizing right side of Start Menu


OSNN One Post Wonder
21 Jul 2007
Hello - I ran into this post from 2004 on this forum about how to add a shortcut (in this case, a link to the My Videos folder) to the RIGHT hand side of the Start Menu. The person gave these instructions for editing the registry:

A regfile to add an item below Run would look like

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="My Videos"
"InfoTip"="whatever you like"

@="Path\\to your\\icon\\using backslashes"

"Command"="My Videos"
"Param1"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\user\\My Documents\\My Videos"

This works beautifully, but I have two questions I was hoping someone could answer. These might be pretty basic, but I'm a newb when it comes to doing manual tweaks!
First, is there a line I can add that will make the folder expand out to the right rather than just being a link to open in a new window? Essentially, this is the difference between "Display as a link" and "Display as a menu".
Second, in my case the item I'm trying to add is a folder I made of customized shortcuts to Control Panel items. In the DefaultIcon key I made the path %SystemRoot%\System32\shell32.dll,-137 , but the icon does not appear. Does anyone know what I have done wrong there?

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