- Sep 3, 2009Hello all,
I use EditPlus for just about everything I type (including word
processing). I have had a problem for quite some time with the way
working directories are not remembered. For example; I might be coding
some PHP and using the working directory C:\xampp\htdocs\dev\ - next
time I go to save a new file EditPlus offers me the C:\Program
Files\EditPlus\ directory which means I waste a considerable amount of
time navigating to the PHP working directory. Same applies for other
"development" or "document" directories. Well I have partially fixed the
problem by changing the five locations in the Windows "Places Bar" (the
left-hand column in the "Save As" dialogue. The solution uses a small
Registry modification. Alternatively, you can use TweakUI to achieve the
same result. The following URL will take you to the web page with
details of how to modify the registry.
The text of that page follows:
Would you like to customise the shortcuts displayed in the placebar on
the left hand side of Window's open/save dialog window?
Do you have folders for your downloaded files and don't want the Windows
default placebar offerings?
I like saving downloaded files to either the "Download" or "Temp"
directory, not MY Desktop, or other silly Windows default choices.
Step by Step,
1. Start Regedit
2. Navigate to
(If the comdlg32 key does not exist, you need to create it and
create a subkey under the comdlg32 key named Placesbar)
3. Right click the rightside panel and create a new STRING value
entry for every shortcut you want in the Placesbar.
4. Name them Place0, Place1, Place2, Place3, Place4 (maximum of 5
5. Double-click each newly created string value to set their string
data to any directory you want. Type out the entire proper path.
6. Exit the Registry and try it out by attempting to download
something, and after you click "Save", your new personal folder
choices should now appear in the left hand panel.
As always, remember to perform a registry backup prior to editing the
I hope that helps.
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