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Inserting a shortcut on Startmenu??

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#1
Hi guys,

I would like to insert a shortcut on my start menu, right under the "My Documents" shortcut, to my "My Videos" folder. Can this be achieved? Thanks in advance for the help.

Heeter
 
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Sweens

Guest
#2
Drag and drop the folder from the Explorer to the taskbar or choose Settings > Taskbar > Classic. There is it possible to configure the taskbar as you could in Win 98.
After the changes go back to the XP-layout and save changes.
 

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#3
Thanks for the reply, Sweens.

It is now on the start menu. Is there somw way that I can put it on the other side of the menu, on the right hand side instead of the left side?

Thanks again.

Heeter
 

yoyo

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#7
But Heeter only wanted to move a shortcut from one side of the start menu to the other

And in this link Dirk Diggler describes how you add something to the right side of the XP start menu. :p
 

Alan

its only fun
#8
Originally posted by yoyo
And in this link Dirk Diggler describes how you add something to the right side of the XP start menu. :p

Left or right don't matter, the shortcut was already in heeters start menu...........he only wanted to move a shortcut from one side of the start menu to the other:confused:


I don't think it needed a reg hack for that :p

But as I originaly said.............. good link;)
 

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#9
Hi Guys,

I am unable to drag and drop the "My Videos" shortcut to the right side of the start menu from the left side, it will not permit me. Maybe there is a registry edit that will permit me to do this drag and drop from one side to the other. Thanks for all the input so far, guys .Really appreciate it.


Heeter
 
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Dirk Diggler

Guest
#10
I have attached a reg file to this post, change its extension from .txt to .reg
Plonk it on your Desktop and right-click it and choose "Edit".
When its open you will see:-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\DefaultIcon]
The line directly below this needs to be edited by you to point to an icon on your system. Remember each additional directory should have two backslashes in front of it.

You will also see:-
"Param1"="G:\\My_Videos"
The address "G:\\My_Videos" should be edited by you to point to the folder on your system where your videos are. Remember the two backslashes between directories if needed.

Once this is done close the reg file and double-click it. Log off and on, and hey-presto.

Always backup before changing the Registry
 

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#12
Thanks so much guys, for the help.

I am happy to announce that I have a "My Vidoes" shortcut on the right side of my start menu. This might sound like a dumb question but where are the system icons kept? I would like to put an icon on the shortcut, but I don't know where they are kept. Search turned up numerous locations.

Thanks, again


Heeter
 

yoyo

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#15
If you want the default My Videos icon, the line in the reg file should be
@="%SystemRoot%\\system32\\SHELL32.dll,-238"




Alan, no problem :D



Edit: For some strange reason I can't post this line here like it should be. There should be no space after the first quote and everything in one line.
 
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Soulchild

Guest
#16
hey, sorry to bring that topic back up, but i have a question about adding a shortcut on the right side of the start menu.

i wanted to add My Videos shorcut under My Music shortcut, but when i used the method described in this thread (with the reg file), it put my videos shortcut all the way down, under Run...

how do i put my shortcut under My Music shortcut??

thanks a lot.
 

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