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  • 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 1 of 11 , May 20 8:52 PM
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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 2 of 11 , May 20 9:30 PM
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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 3 of 11 , May 21 6:34 AM
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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 4 of 11 , May 21 6:47 PM
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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 5 of 11 , May 21 8:26 PM
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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 6 of 11 , May 22 9:16 AM
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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 7 of 11 , May 22 2:00 PM
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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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