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Windows 7: 'Special' Documents folder shortcut on desktop in Windows 7.

23 Aug 2012   #11
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well, I want to avoid creating a standard shortcut or link (.lnk file). Does anyone have any information on the "Explorer.exe Unspecified Error" message I keep getting? I'm willing to keep digging at this problem until it's fixed.


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25 Aug 2012   #12
RNR1995

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Google it

Well I do not have any info on your error message
but if you Google the GUID there are other people trying to do what you are
Personally I was making a customization batch file for our customers installs, when I ran across that information
here is another
How to Show Documents on the Desktop in Vista
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26 Aug 2012   #13
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RNR1995 View Post
Well I do not have any info on your error message
but if you Google the GUID there are other people trying to do what you are
Personally I was making a customization batch file for our customers installs, when I ran across that information
here is another
How to Show Documents on the Desktop in Vista
Lol, I had actually looked at this page before, but missed a few details. After reading it again, I realized I had previously only attempted to update the "{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}" registry key, and not the "Property Handlers" and the "Context menus" data.
So, after retrieving that data from a Windows Server 2003 VM, it worked perfectly. Seriously, this is more than I ever could've asked for. Thank you so much!

I attached a .reg file I put together for anyone else who wants this.

If you get any errors, just take ownership of the following registry keys:
HKCR\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}
HKCR\CLSID\{750fdf0e-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03}
HKCR\CLSID\{4a7ded0a-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103}
HKCR\CLSID\{596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153}

Again, thanks so much!


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26 Aug 2012   #14
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok, it's still working perfectly, but I am having one problem. I can't seem to change the icon. I tried changing the "HKCR\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}\DefaultIcon" data, but it doesn't do anything. It only seems to read the icon file from "C:\Windows\system32\mydocs.dll".
I tried clearing the icon cache and restarting the computer, but that did nothing.

In all honesty, this is something I can live with, but I would prefer to find a fix.
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27 Aug 2012   #15
RNR1995

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Glad I could help

Well I am glad I could help!
Hopefully you will find the icon change info
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