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Windows 7: music Run shortcut

01 Nov 2009   #1
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
music Run shortcut

UPDATE: Solved:

I like using the run dialog as a launcher and place shortcuts to frequently used applications and folders in the System folder. For example I have a shortcut for Firefox named ff, so that I can Run type the keyword: "ff" without quotes and launch the application with a few keystrokes.

I want to make a shortcut like this for my My Music folder which I have stored on an external hard drive. If I type music in the run dialog, it takes me to USERNAME\My Music, even before I add a shortcut to the System folder. Why is Windows recognizing the music command in Run?


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01 Nov 2009   #2
Hakon

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

You can try changing the default music folder location in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders, but be careful with the registry
also you could just have a different shortcut name

edit: here is ms's article on that: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/221837

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User Folders - Change Default Location
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03 Nov 2009   #3
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hakon View Post
You can try changing the default music folder location in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders, but be careful with the registry
also you could just have a different shortcut name

edit: here is ms's article on that: Configuration of the My Documents Folder

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User Folders - Change Default Location
Thx but I was asking about the location for the info on the run cmd shortcuts. You can change the default location without editing the registry via properties>location tab when you right click on My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos. I have already done that without the registry.

Where are the run command settings that tells Win 7 where to go if I type "music" w/out the quotes in the run box?
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03 Nov 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Can't you make a shortcut with the location you want?
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03 Nov 2009   #5
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Can't you make a shortcut with the location you want?
nope, Win 7 already has a shortcut assigned to keyword "music" in the run cmd dialogue
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03 Nov 2009   #6
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Right click your desktop, choose new shortcut and enter the options.
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03 Nov 2009   #7
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Right click your desktop, choose new shortcut and enter the options.
That worked, thx.
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