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Windows 7: Start menu shortcut to a folder, strange result

03 Nov 2013   #1
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 
Start menu shortcut to a folder, strange result

I have a Start menu shortcut to open a specific folder
C:\1_Russ\Desk++\Context NEW items

Why does the shortcut open WinExp like this... with favorites "hi-lited"?

Start menu shortcut to a folder, strange result-weird-result.png

My folder has nothing to do with "Favorites"

How do I get this result ... ?
Current shortcut Target is "C:\1_Russ\Desk++\Context NEW items"

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Would appreciate any help, thank you




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03 Nov 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello GG mate what short cut key are you using as I am not real sure of a) how you set it up and b) in that instance how to fix it

Hum got me at it now I cannot get the ruddy thing to work well not every time??
I followed this and I would like to access a specific doc I use all the time
http://lifehacker.com/5783366/how-to...ing-in-windows
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03 Nov 2013   #3
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

Hi ICit2lol

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol
... short cut key ...
Just resolved my own problem. "Key" reminded me of "switches".

My target string for the shortcut was "C:\1_Russ\Desk++\Context NEW items" ...
it should have been ...
C:\Windows\explorer.exe /e,"C:\1_Russ\Desk++\Context NEW items"

" /e," opens the navigation pane -- NOTE the space between "~.exe" and "/e,~"
Any path strings with spaces MUST be wrapped in quotes.
How do I rep myself. My gray cells are working, again

How I create a shortcut on the Start menu (or sub-menu on Start)
I use a clipboard extender ClipX so I can store multiple strings.
... or ... assemble/concatenate the Target-path in a temporary Notepad orphan.

Target path can be to files, folders or URLs
Right click in the location where you want the shortcut, avoid RClcking on a menu/folder else the short cut will be created in an unintended folder.
. . . Shortcuts can be relocated by dragging once they are created

Start menu shortcut to a folder, strange result-start-shortcut_1.png

In "Type the location of the item" paste your assembled "path"

Start menu shortcut to a folder, strange result-create-shortcut.png

[Next] button
In the "Type a Name for this shortcut" type in whatever you want to call the shortcut

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[Finish] button

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Sample Target string to a folder, with Navigation pane visible
- assembled in a notepad orphan, don't forget the space after the .EXE string
C:\Windows\explorer.exe /e,"C:\1_Russ\Desk++\Context NEW items"
- note the folder path has spaces so it must be wrapped in quotes

Sample Target string to a file, in this case a TXT file
- assembled in a notepad orphan, don't forget the space after the .EXE string
C:\Windows\Notepad.exe "C:\My folder\My text file.txt"
- note the folder path has spaces so it must be wrapped in quotes
** Target path is two strings separated by a space
Part_1: full name of the application
Part_2: the full name to the document
- (I cannot find my notes for switches to open a doc in full screen, reduced or minimized)
- (if I am pressed I will dig around for the document switches, just let me know)

Sample Target string to a web page
- if I remember rightly if URL contains spaces the entire string must be wrapped in quotes
"http://www.sevenforums.com"
- copied from the address bar when the web page is open

To view the results in shortcut Properties
Right click the shortcut > Properties > Shortcut tab

Callout text can be customized...
- the default is the target path
Shortcut > right click > Properties > Shortcut (tab) > Comments
- type your own text in the "Comments" edit box
- URLs cannot be commented, unless someone else knows how?

Hope this helps.


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