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Windows 7: Games not showing in games window

16 Dec 2011   #1
hankmarvin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Games not showing in games window

When I click on games in my start menu only the games on my c drive show. I ran out of space on the c drive practically the day I bought it (SSD), so now I install games to my D drive. I tried dragging the .exe start file over to the games window and it did copy the icon over but I get a message that the game has stopped working when I click it, followed by automatic error reporting to microsoft after. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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16 Dec 2011   #2
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

You could go to the game folder on D drive, locate the exe , right click and send to desktop(create shortcut).

See if that works

Paul.
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16 Dec 2011   #3
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

If not you might want to take a look here:
Games Explorer Folder - Add Games To

-DG
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16 Dec 2011   #4
hankmarvin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
You could go to the game folder on D drive, locate the exe , right click and send to desktop(create shortcut).

See if that works

Paul.
Thanks Paul, that worked, I don't usually have anything on my desktop, just how I like it, but seeing as adding it to the game folder doesn't work I will keep my game shortcuts there from now on, it does rather clutter up my nice pics though!. Any idea why I can create a shortcut there and not in the file it's supposed to be in?... And thanks to DG for your suggestion but all that regedit stuff scares the Cr*p out of me to be honest I was going to do it the automatic way following the instructions but when my game wasn't there I saw it a a sign to leave it alone.
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16 Dec 2011   #5
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Not too sure bud, I always have everything on my desktop so have never had to look into moving things elsewhere.

I am sure there is a way round it, but its late and I have had a beer lol.
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16 Dec 2011   #6
hankmarvin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It looks as though if the game is listed in GameUXLegacyGDFs.dll then you can copy and paste or drag'n'drop the launcher into the games file. If it's not listed then it doesn't work. I don't know for sure but I just copied another launcher into games and it worked.
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16 Dec 2011   #7
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Good stuff, so looks like you are sorted then
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