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  • Dave
    Hi try opening c windows system32 gpedit.msc under administrative trmplates windows components . THANKYOU DAVE M ... From: dpasseng
    Message 1 of 11 , May 20, 2009
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      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 2 of 11 , May 20, 2009
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        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?



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      • 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 3 of 11 , May 20, 2009
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          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 4 of 11 , May 21, 2009
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            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 5 of 11 , May 21, 2009
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              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)

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            • 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 6 of 11 , May 21, 2009
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                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?




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              • 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 7 of 11 , May 22, 2009
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                  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 8 of 11 , May 22, 2009
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                    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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