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Windows 7: Customizing the Start Menu

09 May 2015   #11
markaz

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Callender - I attempted the tutorial and was able to change permissions, etc, etc, but it would only work when the Start Menu was the Windows 7 menu. Once it changed in Classicshell to Classic Menu, it would no longer function (it would add Favorites Bar to the folder). I just unwound everything at that point....but thanks so much for trying it out and then offering it as a solution.

UXGaurav - Bingo! In trying to do it via ClassicShell I never moved the custom folder from the right pane to the left. But I did so and put in the link path and it works like a charm. Thanks so much!!


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09 May 2015   #12
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Glad you found a solution!
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09 May 2015   #13
markaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Callender - While you're online. If you don't mind me asking.....when the string name was changed to Shortcuts in the registry should that have appeared in the Start Menu (replacing the nam Favorites)? I ask because even though I restarted the entire system after making the change it would still not change. However, I could go to my Users folder and change the name from Favorites to Shortcuts without the error message. Problem that created is that the Users folder then had two Shortcuts folders. Just curious.
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09 May 2015   #14
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

For me - the registry hack didn't rename Favorites in the Start Menu but it did allow it to be renamed to Shortcuts after toggling the display settings for Favorites on /off then on again in Start Menu properties.
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09 May 2015   #15
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markaz View Post
If you don't mind me asking.....when the string name was changed to Shortcuts in the registry should that have appeared in the Start Menu (replacing the nam Favorites)? I ask because even though I restarted the entire system after making the change it would still not change. However, I could go to my Users folder and change the name from Favorites to Shortcuts without the error message. Problem that created is that the Users folder then had two Shortcuts folders. Just curious.
Sorry my earlier reply wasn't clear.

When the string was changed in the registry faorites was renamed to shortcuts in the left pane of any explorer window.

Favorites still showed up in the start menu but it could then be renamed to shortcuts with a little effort. That's set Favorites not to display in start menu and exit. Then set favorites to display in start menu. Then right click favorites in start menu and rename it to shortcuts.

Well - that's what worked for me.
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10 May 2015   #16
markaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks so much. I never did check what happened in Explorer after the reg. tweak.....just the Start Menu.
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