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Windows 7: Changing Common Places/Favorites in Save Dialog?

17 Jul 2009   #1
copernicus

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Changing Common Places/Favorites in Save Dialog?

Where do you go to change the common places?

(common places being the five shortcuts that show up on most open/save/save as dialogs)

I looked for them where the XP ones are supposed to be. No go.

Did a quick search for Vista, said it should be under User/Favorites. Went there added one. No go.

So, does anyone know where ms has hidden them this time around?


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17 Jul 2009   #2
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

C:\Users\*your user name*\Links
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17 Jul 2009   #3
copernicus

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Do I have to modify the existing shortcuts?

I also don't see one for libraries, Network, Computer, etc.

Like I mentioned, that's the vista way to change them, but it doesn't seem to work on 7.
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17 Jul 2009   #4
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
Do I have to modify the existing shortcuts?

I also don't see one for libraries, Network, Computer, etc.

Like I mentioned, that's the vista way to change them, but it doesn't seem to work on 7.
Maybe we are thinking about 2 different things care to provide a screenshot.
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17 Jul 2009   #5
copernicus

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The five locations on the left side.


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17 Jul 2009   #6
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

That i am not sure of, is it a function of windows or application specific? i can't think of any software that i use that only show those 5 locations.
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17 Jul 2009   #7
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Thats the save as dialog from opera.

Hmm, I just realized there's a different one in notepad. The adobe suite also shows the one I posted. Hmm.
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17 Jul 2009   #8
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Seems it is the "File Save Dialog Legacy" used by programs that are either outdated or do not call the new dialog. Whether those locations can be changed is still uncertain.
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17 Jul 2009   #9
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

It's in Group Policy Editor... tried it with Photoshop's save and it works
(type 'gpedit.msc' in start menu's search...)

"Local Group Policy Editor\User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer\Common Open File Dialog\Items displayed in Places Bar"
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17 Jul 2009   #10
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Awesome, thanks.
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