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  • Don - HtmlFixIt.com
    Hi Clips and Off Topic, I asked and received answers to this a while back. Try as I might I cannot find them in the archives of either list, so I am sending
    Message 1 of 11 , Sep 27, 2007
      Hi Clips and Off Topic,

      I asked and received answers to this a while back. Try as I might I
      cannot find them in the archives of either list, so I am sending this as
      a two part question to off topic and to clips.

      I usually have three or four project folders that I am going to the
      most. When I use a save as dialog, open dialog our use windows
      explorer, there are usually several folders to the left that are
      essentially shortcuts. You all helped me change/add/delete some of
      those folders. Originally I noticed it in office programs, but now it
      is working in similar fashion for all programs.

      So my question is:
      1. how did we do it (this would be off topic)
      2. can we write a clip to quickly add/delete them in the future (this
      would be clips)

      I am finding this online:
      http://www.filedudes.com/Folder_Jockey-download-39199.html
      and then this
      http://www.filedudes.com/Pathbuddy-download-27449.html

      Which are kind of up the alley I am looking. I am always reluctant to
      install new software I don't know ... cause every tenth time it will
      dump some bomb on you that wasn't disclosed :-) Anybody know either of
      those programs or something equivalent well enough to give me the thumbs
      up? (this again would be off topic)

      Thanks,

      Don
    • John Zeman
      It depends on your version of Windows Don. In addition the Microsoft Office suite has its own version of the dialog and again it depends upon what version
      Message 2 of 11 , Sep 27, 2007
        It depends on your version of Windows Don. In addition the Microsoft
        Office suite has its own version of the dialog and again it depends
        upon what version (year) of Office you have.

        If you're running Windows XP the easiest way to set up the common
        places shortcut buttons is to get TweakUI available free here:

        http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

        Install the program, then run it and goto Common Dialogs/Places Bar to
        configure your shortcuts.

        The other dialog in Microsoft Office 2003 can be configured right from
        the normal file open dialog box. Just find the folder you want to
        add, then click on the TOOLS button in the dialog box.

        I'm still stumbling my way around Vista and Office 2007 to know how to
        do much in those venues yet.

        John


        --- In ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com, "Don - HtmlFixIt.com" <don@...>
        wrote:
        >
        > Hi Clips and Off Topic,
        >
        > I asked and received answers to this a while back. Try as I might I
        > cannot find them in the archives of either list, so I am sending
        this as
        > a two part question to off topic and to clips.
        >
        > I usually have three or four project folders that I am going to the
        > most. When I use a save as dialog, open dialog our use windows
        > explorer, there are usually several folders to the left that are
        > essentially shortcuts. You all helped me change/add/delete some of
        > those folders. Originally I noticed it in office programs, but now it
        > is working in similar fashion for all programs.
        >
        > So my question is:
        > 1. how did we do it (this would be off topic)
        > 2. can we write a clip to quickly add/delete them in the future (this
        > would be clips)
        >
        > I am finding this online:
        > http://www.filedudes.com/Folder_Jockey-download-39199.html
        > and then this
        > http://www.filedudes.com/Pathbuddy-download-27449.html
        >
        > Which are kind of up the alley I am looking. I am always reluctant to
        > install new software I don't know ... cause every tenth time it will
        > dump some bomb on you that wasn't disclosed :-) Anybody know either of
        > those programs or something equivalent well enough to give me the
        thumbs
        > up? (this again would be off topic)
        >
        > Thanks,
        >
        > Don
        >
      • buralex@gmail.com
        Don - HtmlFixIt.com said on Sep 27, 2007 10:16 ... So from Sheri, John and Axel at least three ways to do it - with the Registry keys
        Message 3 of 11 , Sep 27, 2007
          "Don - HtmlFixIt.com" <don@...> said on Sep 27, 2007 10:16
          -0400 (in part):
          > So my question is:
          > 1. how did we do it (this would be off topic)
          > 2. can we write a clip to quickly add/delete them in the future (this
          > would be clips)
          So from Sheri, John and Axel at least three ways to do it - with the
          Registry keys involved detailed in the
          http://windowsxp.mvps.org/PlacesBar.htm reference.

          FWIW - rather than using the clip commands to add/change/delete the
          registry keys directly, I'd tend to export using Regedt32 the section
          I'm interested in as a REG file and then invoke that from a single clip
          line.

          One other approach I've used occasionally once I've found what ever
          control panel, tweakUI fix or (now that Sheri reminded me gpedit.msc
          configure section) is to use either InstallRite (free) or Inctrl5
          (approx $8 from PCMag) to monitor the change I'm making and then turn
          that into REG file that can either be invoked from Windows Explorer or
          fired from Notetab clips.

          Both work approximately the same way - take a snapshot of Registry and
          Files, make your change, analyze what's changed with InstallRite or Inctrl5.

          From Inctrl5 you can directly create a REG file, from Inctrl5 you can
          take its change log and alter it the section you're interested in with
          Notetab to create a REG file.

          Regards ... Alec -- buralex-gmail
          --



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        • Dave
          Hi try opening c windows system32 gpedit.msc under administrative trmplates windows components . THANKYOU DAVE M ... From: dpasseng
          Message 4 of 11 , May 20 6:18 AM
            Hi
            try opening "c\windows\system32\gpedit.msc" under administrative trmplates
            "windows components".
            THANKYOU DAVE M

            ----- Original Message -----
            From: "dpasseng" <don@...>
            To: <ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com>
            Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 3:42 PM
            Subject: Re: [NTO] folders to left side of explorer windows


            > --- In ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com, "Don - HtmlFixIt.com" <don@...>
            > wrote:
            >>
            >> Axel Berger wrote:
            >> > "Don - HtmlFixIt.com" wrote:
            >> >> When I use a save as dialog, open dialog our use windows
            >> >> explorer, there are usually several folders to the left that are
            >> >> essentially shortcuts.
            >> >> 1. how did we do it (this would be off topic)
            >>
            >> > N.B: The official "legal" ways to do things are so often hideously
            >> > hidden and impossible to remember how to get at, that directly editing
            >> > the source often is the easiest way to do things.
            >> >
            >> > Axel
            >>
            >> The wizard(s) who solved this last time I think had us open something
            >> from the command line ... I just don't remember. It was not easy, but
            >> it worked! I'll dig into the registry and see what I can find there.
            >>
            >
            >
            > Trying to figure this out again. Sherri had the answer last time ... how
            > do I get a folder to the left side of the windows explorer window?
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > ------------------------------------
            >
            > Yahoo! Groups Links
            >
            >
            >
            >
          • Alec Burgess
            Dave: I walked through all items in and under Adminstrative Templates in both Computer Configuration and User Configuration. Below is my fully expanded tree
            Message 5 of 11 , May 20 8:52 PM
              Dave:
              I walked through all items in and under Adminstrative Templates in both
              Computer Configuration and User Configuration. Below is my fully
              expanded tree list. Can you tell me which item on your system controls this?
              =====
              Local.Computer.Policy
              ....Computer.Configuration
              .........Software.Settings
              .........Windows.Settings
              ..............Scripts.(Startup/Shutdown)
              ..............Security.Settings
              ...................Account.Policies
              .......................Password.Policy
              .......................Account.Lockout.Policy
              ...................Local.Policies
              .......................Audit.Policy
              .......................User.Rights.Assignment
              .......................Security.Options
              ...................Public.Key.Policies
              .......................Encrypting.File.System
              ...................Software.Restriction.Policies
              ...................IP.Security.Policies.on.Local.Computer
              .........Administrative.Templates
              ..............Windows.Components
              ...................Search
              ...................Windows.Media.Player
              ...................Windows.Update
              ....User.Configuration
              .........Software.Settings
              .........Windows.Settings
              ..............Scripts.(Logon/Logoff)
              ..............Security.Settings
              ...................Public.Key.Policies
              .......................Enterprise.Trust
              ..............Internet.Explorer.Maintenance
              ...................Browser.User.Interface
              ...................Connection
              ...................URLs
              ...................Security
              ...................Programs
              .........Administrative.Templates
              ..............Windows.Components
              ...................Search
              ...................Windows.Media.Player
              .......................User.Interface
              .......................Playback
              .......................Networking
              ...................Windows.Update
              =========


              Dave (dmc43959@...) wrote (in part) (on 2009-05-20 at
              09:18):
              >
              > Hi
              > try opening "c\windows\system32\gpedit.msc" under administrative
              > trmplates
              > "windows components".
              > THANKYOU DAVE M
              >
              > ----- Original Message -----
              > From: "dpasseng" <don@...>
              > To: <ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com>
              > Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 3:42 PM
              > Subject: Re: [NTO] folders to left side of explorer windows
              >
              > > --- In ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com, "Don - HtmlFixIt.com" <don@...>
              > > wrote:
              > >>
              > >> Axel Berger wrote:
              > >> > "Don - HtmlFixIt.com" wrote:
              > >> >> When I use a save as dialog, open dialog our use windows
              > >> >> explorer, there are usually several folders to the left that are
              > >> >> essentially shortcuts.
              > >> >> 1. how did we do it (this would be off topic)
              > >>
              > >> > N.B: The official "legal" ways to do things are so often
              > hideously
              > >> > hidden and impossible to remember how to get at, that directly
              > editing
              > >> > the source often is the easiest way to do things.
              > >> >
              > >> > Axel
              > >>
              > >> The wizard(s) who solved this last time I think had us open
              > something
              > >> from the command line ... I just don't remember. It was not easy,
              > but
              > >> it worked! I'll dig into the registry and see what I can find
              > there.
              > >>
              > >
              > >
              > > Trying to figure this out again. Sherri had the answer last time
              > ... how
              > > do I get a folder to the left side of the windows explorer window?



              [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            • Alec Burgess
              Alec Burgess (burnews@aci.on.ca) wrote (in part) (on 2009-05-20 at ... Answering my own question .... Google: [missing items in group policy editor] ... I did
              Message 6 of 11 , May 20 9:30 PM
                Alec Burgess (burnews@...) wrote (in part) (on 2009-05-20 at
                23:52):
                > I walked through all items in and under Adminstrative Templates in
                > both Computer Configuration and User Configuration. Below is my fully
                > expanded tree list. Can you tell me which item on your system
                > controls this?
                > =====
                > Local.Computer.Policy
                > ....Computer.Configuration
                > .........Software.Settings
                > .........Windows.Settings
                > ..............Scripts.(Startup/Shutdown)
                > ..............Security.Settings
                > ...................Account.Policies
                > .......................Password.Policy
                > .......................Account.Lockout.Policy
                > ...................Local.Policies
                > .......................Audit.Policy
                > .......................User.Rights.Assignment
                > .......................Security.Options
                > ...................Public.Key.Policies
                > .......................Encrypting.File.System
                > ...................Software.Restriction.Policies
                > ...................IP.Security.Policies.on.Local.Computer
                > .........Administrative.Templates
                > ..............Windows.Components
                > ...................Search
                > ...................Windows.Media.Player
                > ...................Windows.Update
                > ....User.Configuration
                > .........Software.Settings
                > .........Windows.Settings
                > ..............Scripts.(Logon/Logoff)
                > ..............Security.Settings
                > ...................Public.Key.Policies
                > .......................Enterprise.Trust
                > ..............Internet.Explorer.Maintenance
                > ...................Browser.User.Interface
                > ...................Connection
                > ...................URLs
                > ...................Security
                > ...................Programs
                > .........Administrative.Templates
                > ..............Windows.Components
                > ...................Search
                > ...................Windows.Media.Player
                > .......................User.Interface
                > .......................Playback
                > .......................Networking
                > ...................Windows.Update
                > =========
                Answering my own question ....
                Google: [missing items in group policy editor]
                leads to this:
                > # Goto Start > Run, and type in gpedit.msc.
                > # Right-click on User Configuration > Administrative Templates.
                > # Click on Add/Remove Templates... in the pop-up menu.
                > # Click the button Add... in the dialog box.
                > # In the file open dialog box named Policy Templates, select
                > system.adm, and click the Open button.
                > # You will now see the missing items/folders.
                > # Congratulations!!! You've secured the perimeter
                > Address :
                > <http://jaisantonyk.wordpress.com/2008/11/19/missing-itemsfolders-in-group-policy-editor/>

                I did the same thing but opened all the INF files shown by bulk
                selecting them (except for a bunch of AER_nnnn items cause I didn't know
                what they are)

                On my system (WinXP SP3) these were:
                > C:\WINDOWS\inf\system.adm <-- this appears to be most important and
                > does control "Places Bar"
                > C:\WINDOWS\inf\windowsdefender.adm
                > C:\WINDOWS\inf\wmplayer.adm
                > C:\WINDOWS\inf\wuau.adm
                > C:\WINDOWS\inf\conf.adm
                > C:\WINDOWS\inf\inetcorp.adm
                > C:\WINDOWS\inf\inetres.adm
                > C:\WINDOWS\inf\inetset.adm
                > C:\WINDOWS\inf\Search.adm
                Some of these were already installed. Now I have a *much* longer list in
                Administrative Templates. (It appears that doing it in either Computer
                Configuration or User Configuration makes them available for the other.

                The specific policy to be changed is:
                User Configuration-Administrative Components-Windows Explorer-Common
                Open File Dialog
                [Items displayed in the Places Bar]

                When I checked Properties for that Policy it showed as not enabled even
                though I had previously established the contents of Places Bar using
                TweakUI referred to by others. I guess it makes its changes directly to
                the Registry.

                --
                Regards ... Alec (buralex@gmail & WinLiveMess - alec.m.burgess@skype)




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              • Dave
                Hi just file in the items in the box displayed when you double click the items displayed in places bar THANKYOU DAVE M ... From: Alec Burgess
                Message 7 of 11 , May 21 6:34 AM
                  Hi
                  just file in the items in the box displayed when you double click the "items
                  displayed in places bar"
                  THANKYOU DAVE M

                  ----- Original Message -----
                  From: "Alec Burgess" <buralex@...>
                  To: <ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com>
                  Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 2:30 PM
                  Subject: Re: [NTO] folders to left side of explorer windows


                  > Alec Burgess (burnews@...) wrote (in part) (on 2009-05-20 at
                  > 23:52):
                  >> I walked through all items in and under Adminstrative Templates in
                  >> both Computer Configuration and User Configuration. Below is my fully
                  >> expanded tree list. Can you tell me which item on your system
                  >> controls this?
                  >> =====
                  >> Local.Computer.Policy
                  >> ....Computer.Configuration
                  >> .........Software.Settings
                  >> .........Windows.Settings
                  >> ..............Scripts.(Startup/Shutdown)
                  >> ..............Security.Settings
                  >> ...................Account.Policies
                  >> .......................Password.Policy
                  >> .......................Account.Lockout.Policy
                  >> ...................Local.Policies
                  >> .......................Audit.Policy
                  >> .......................User.Rights.Assignment
                  >> .......................Security.Options
                  >> ...................Public.Key.Policies
                  >> .......................Encrypting.File.System
                  >> ...................Software.Restriction.Policies
                  >> ...................IP.Security.Policies.on.Local.Computer
                  >> .........Administrative.Templates
                  >> ..............Windows.Components
                  >> ...................Search
                  >> ...................Windows.Media.Player
                  >> ...................Windows.Update
                  >> ....User.Configuration
                  >> .........Software.Settings
                  >> .........Windows.Settings
                  >> ..............Scripts.(Logon/Logoff)
                  >> ..............Security.Settings
                  >> ...................Public.Key.Policies
                  >> .......................Enterprise.Trust
                  >> ..............Internet.Explorer.Maintenance
                  >> ...................Browser.User.Interface
                  >> ...................Connection
                  >> ...................URLs
                  >> ...................Security
                  >> ...................Programs
                  >> .........Administrative.Templates
                  >> ..............Windows.Components
                  >> ...................Search
                  >> ...................Windows.Media.Player
                  >> .......................User.Interface
                  >> .......................Playback
                  >> .......................Networking
                  >> ...................Windows.Update
                  >> =========
                  > Answering my own question ....
                  > Google: [missing items in group policy editor]
                  > leads to this:
                  >> # Goto Start > Run, and type in gpedit.msc.
                  >> # Right-click on User Configuration > Administrative Templates.
                  >> # Click on Add/Remove Templates... in the pop-up menu.
                  >> # Click the button Add... in the dialog box.
                  >> # In the file open dialog box named Policy Templates, select
                  >> system.adm, and click the Open button.
                  >> # You will now see the missing items/folders.
                  >> # Congratulations!!! You've secured the perimeter
                  >> Address :
                  >> <http://jaisantonyk.wordpress.com/2008/11/19/missing-itemsfolders-in-group-policy-editor/>
                  >
                  > I did the same thing but opened all the INF files shown by bulk
                  > selecting them (except for a bunch of AER_nnnn items cause I didn't know
                  > what they are)
                  >
                  > On my system (WinXP SP3) these were:
                  >> C:\WINDOWS\inf\system.adm <-- this appears to be most important and
                  >> does control "Places Bar"
                  >> C:\WINDOWS\inf\windowsdefender.adm
                  >> C:\WINDOWS\inf\wmplayer.adm
                  >> C:\WINDOWS\inf\wuau.adm
                  >> C:\WINDOWS\inf\conf.adm
                  >> C:\WINDOWS\inf\inetcorp.adm
                  >> C:\WINDOWS\inf\inetres.adm
                  >> C:\WINDOWS\inf\inetset.adm
                  >> C:\WINDOWS\inf\Search.adm
                  > Some of these were already installed. Now I have a *much* longer list in
                  > Administrative Templates. (It appears that doing it in either Computer
                  > Configuration or User Configuration makes them available for the other.
                  >
                  > The specific policy to be changed is:
                  > User Configuration-Administrative Components-Windows Explorer-Common
                  > Open File Dialog
                  > [Items displayed in the Places Bar]
                  >
                  > When I checked Properties for that Policy it showed as not enabled even
                  > though I had previously established the contents of Places Bar using
                  > TweakUI referred to by others. I guess it makes its changes directly to
                  > the Registry.
                  >
                  > --
                  > Regards ... Alec (buralex@gmail & WinLiveMess - alec.m.burgess@skype)
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > ------------------------------------
                  >
                  > Yahoo! Groups Links
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                • LaurieK
                  OMG what did I DO??? Now the ONLY thing I see in the SAVE AS Dialog box is the new destination I added. My Computer, My documents, etc are all GONE! How do I
                  Message 8 of 11 , May 21 6:47 PM
                    OMG what did I DO???



                    Now the ONLY thing I see in the SAVE AS Dialog box is the new destination I
                    added. My Computer, My documents, etc are all GONE! How do I fix this?

                    <sigh> I've had a week a WHOLE WEEK this week. I didn't need to do this to
                    myself, grrrr J



                    Any ideas?



                    From: ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com] On
                    Behalf Of Alec Burgess
                    Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 11:31 PM
                    To: ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: Re: [NTO] folders to left side of explorer windows








                    Alec Burgess (burnews@... <mailto:burnews%40aci.on.ca> ) wrote (in
                    part) (on 2009-05-20 at
                    23:52):
                    > I walked through all items in and under Adminstrative Templates in
                    > both Computer Configuration and User Configuration. Below is my fully
                    > expanded tree list. Can you tell me which item on your system
                    > controls this?
                    > =====
                    > Local.Computer.Policy
                    > ....Computer.Configuration
                    > .........Software.Settings
                    > .........Windows.Settings
                    > ..............Scripts.(Startup/Shutdown)
                    > ..............Security.Settings
                    > ...................Account.Policies
                    > .......................Password.Policy
                    > .......................Account.Lockout.Policy
                    > ...................Local.Policies
                    > .......................Audit.Policy
                    > .......................User.Rights.Assignment
                    > .......................Security.Options
                    > ...................Public.Key.Policies
                    > .......................Encrypting.File.System
                    > ...................Software.Restriction.Policies
                    > ...................IP.Security.Policies.on.Local.Computer
                    > .........Administrative.Templates
                    > ..............Windows.Components
                    > ...................Search
                    > ...................Windows.Media.Player
                    > ...................Windows.Update
                    > ....User.Configuration
                    > .........Software.Settings
                    > .........Windows.Settings
                    > ..............Scripts.(Logon/Logoff)
                    > ..............Security.Settings
                    > ...................Public.Key.Policies
                    > .......................Enterprise.Trust
                    > ..............Internet.Explorer.Maintenance
                    > ...................Browser.User.Interface
                    > ...................Connection
                    > ...................URLs
                    > ...................Security
                    > ...................Programs
                    > .........Administrative.Templates
                    > ..............Windows.Components
                    > ...................Search
                    > ...................Windows.Media.Player
                    > .......................User.Interface
                    > .......................Playback
                    > .......................Networking
                    > ...................Windows.Update
                    > =========
                    Answering my own question ....
                    Google: [missing items in group policy editor]
                    leads to this:
                    > # Goto Start > Run, and type in gpedit.msc.
                    > # Right-click on User Configuration > Administrative Templates.
                    > # Click on Add/Remove Templates... in the pop-up menu.
                    > # Click the button Add... in the dialog box.
                    > # In the file open dialog box named Policy Templates, select
                    > system.adm, and click the Open button.
                    > # You will now see the missing items/folders.
                    > # Congratulations!!! You've secured the perimeter
                    > Address :
                    >
                    <http://jaisantonyk.wordpress.com/2008/11/19/missing-itemsfolders-in-group-p
                    olicy-editor/>

                    I did the same thing but opened all the INF files shown by bulk
                    selecting them (except for a bunch of AER_nnnn items cause I didn't know
                    what they are)

                    On my system (WinXP SP3) these were:
                    > C:\WINDOWS\inf\system.adm <-- this appears to be most important and
                    > does control "Places Bar"
                    > C:\WINDOWS\inf\windowsdefender.adm
                    > C:\WINDOWS\inf\wmplayer.adm
                    > C:\WINDOWS\inf\wuau.adm
                    > C:\WINDOWS\inf\conf.adm
                    > C:\WINDOWS\inf\inetcorp.adm
                    > C:\WINDOWS\inf\inetres.adm
                    > C:\WINDOWS\inf\inetset.adm
                    > C:\WINDOWS\inf\Search.adm
                    Some of these were already installed. Now I have a *much* longer list in
                    Administrative Templates. (It appears that doing it in either Computer
                    Configuration or User Configuration makes them available for the other.

                    The specific policy to be changed is:
                    User Configuration-Administrative Components-Windows Explorer-Common
                    Open File Dialog
                    [Items displayed in the Places Bar]

                    When I checked Properties for that Policy it showed as not enabled even
                    though I had previously established the contents of Places Bar using
                    TweakUI referred to by others. I guess it makes its changes directly to
                    the Registry.

                    --
                    Regards ... Alec (buralex@gmail & WinLiveMess - alec.m.burgess@skype)

                    [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]





                    [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                  • Alec Burgess
                    ... I don t know - what *DID* you do? :-) ... Did you use the gpedit.msc Group Policy Editor method or the TweakUI method? I m guessing you used
                    Message 9 of 11 , May 21 8:26 PM
                      LaurieK (ladyck3@...) wrote (in part) (on 2009-05-21 at 21:47):
                      >
                      > OMG what did I DO???
                      I don't know - what *DID* you do? :-)
                      >
                      > Now the ONLY thing I see in the SAVE AS Dialog box is the new
                      > destination I
                      > added. My Computer, My documents, etc are all GONE! How do I fix this?
                      Did you use the "gpedit.msc" Group Policy Editor method or the TweakUI
                      method?
                      I'm guessing you used "gpedit.msc". Not tested but I suspect that if you
                      supply one value any not specified get replaced by NULL. I suggest you
                      get TweakUI (half-way down right column
                      http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/Downloads/powertoys/Xppowertoys.mspx )

                      It has five dropdowns that can be used to specify each location which
                      s/b on your Places Bar. (Go to Common Dialogs - Places Bar)

                      >
                      > <sigh> I've had a week a WHOLE WEEK this week. I didn't need to do this to
                      > myself, grrrr J
                      >
                      > Any ideas?




                      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    • MotoMania
                      If you did enable and then fill in just one of those drop downs, you can fix it by just checking the Not Configured checkbox and everything should return to
                      Message 10 of 11 , May 22 9:16 AM
                        If you did enable and then fill in just one of those drop downs, you can
                        fix it by just checking the Not Configured checkbox and everything
                        should return to normal.

                        Mick

                        Alec Burgess wrote:
                        > It has five dropdowns that can be used to specify each location which
                        > s/b on your Places Bar. (Go to Common Dialogs - Places Bar)
                        >
                        > >
                        > > <sigh> I've had a week a WHOLE WEEK this week. I didn't need to do
                        > this to
                        > > myself, grrrr J
                        > >
                        > > Any ideas?
                      • LaurieK
                        Apparently you can only have 5, and if you enter your own, the default are gone. I m not sure who to link to My Computer so it opens up the entire list of
                        Message 11 of 11 , May 22 2:00 PM
                          Apparently you can only have 5, and if you enter your own, the default are
                          gone.

                          I'm not sure who to link to "My Computer" so it opens up the entire list of
                          drives . it must be the explorer.scf or exe with switches <shrug>



                          I did find out that if you are in, for instance, Office, if you do File >
                          Save As, whatever location you choose in the drop down at the top, you can
                          then right click on the left nav and it will ask you if you want to add a
                          shortcut to that location. that's kinda cool.



                          I'm using Office 2007 if that makes a difference, I'd be interested to know.



                          Thanks Alec, Mick..



                          From: ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com] On
                          Behalf Of MotoMania
                          Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009 11:16 AM
                          To: ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: Re: [NTO] folders to left side of explorer windows








                          If you did enable and then fill in just one of those drop downs, you can
                          fix it by just checking the Not Configured checkbox and everything
                          should return to normal.

                          Mick

                          Alec Burgess wrote:
                          > It has five dropdowns that can be used to specify each location which
                          > s/b on your Places Bar. (Go to Common Dialogs - Places Bar)
                          >
                          > >
                          > > <sigh> I've had a week a WHOLE WEEK this week. I didn't need to do
                          > this to
                          > > myself, grrrr J
                          > >
                          > > Any ideas?





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