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Windows 7: Sticky Notes


02 Nov 2009   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Sticky Notes

I'm trying to creat a shortcut for Sticky Notes on my ObjectDock, but what appears won't work, because it can't find stikynot.exe at the given path...%windir%\system32\StikyNot.exe. The only difference between this path and where ObjectDock looks, is that instead of starting with %windir%, it looks at C:\Windows, even with the original path entered.

When I attempt to browse to the file's location either with ObjectDock or my file manager, the file doesn't appear, even though I have the OS set to show hidden & protected system files, but when I use the "find location" button in the shortcut's properties, it takes me right to it.

Why is this file sometimes visible, and other times not?


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02 Nov 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Seekermeister,

Strange, the file should be located at C:\Windows\system32\StikyNot.exe. It is not a hidden system file, so it should show up when browsing to it.

Have you already tried creating a shortcut directly from the exe file and copying it onto ObjectDock?
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03 Nov 2009   #3
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

%windir% is C:\Windows. As has been suggested try creating a shortcut to it.
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03 Nov 2009   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Brink,

I didn't try making a shortcut directly before, because the file manager that I used didn't see it, but Windows Explorer did, but when I tried to drag it onto ObjectDock, I got the same result...it can't find it.

Why did you say that it was strange that the file be located where it is?
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03 Nov 2009   #5
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I cannot answer your question. But if the problem is creating a shortcut, now that you know where the file is, why not right click it and see if you can drag and drop a shortcut to ObjectDock. I am not familiar with the program, so have no idea if that is so straightforward.
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03 Nov 2009   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I noticed that the file permissions were somewhat restricted and that might have been the cause of the problem, but I changed them to full control, yet still got the same result
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03 Nov 2009   #7
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

What file manager are you using?
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03 Nov 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Brink,

I didn't try making a shortcut directly before, because the file manager that I used didn't see it, but Windows Explorer did, but when I tried to drag it onto ObjectDock, I got the same result...it can't find it.

Why did you say that it was strange that the file be located where it is?
I thought that it was strange that the file was not listed at that location when you browsed to it from within ObjectDock. When you open the browse window, do you have a drop down menu option towards the bottom that you can select what type of files to have displayed in the browse window? If so, make sure that you have either .exe or application type files selected to see if the StikyNot.exe may show up afterwards.

Does Sticky Notes run if you use the shortcut from within Windows 7 instead?
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03 Nov 2009   #9
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
What file manager are you using?
Not that it is relevant to the problem, but the one that couldn't see the file was Xplorer2, the one that did was Windows Explorer.
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03 Nov 2009   #10
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I thought that it was strange that the file was not listed at that location when you browsed to it from within ObjectDock. When you open the browse window, do you have a drop down menu option towards the bottom that you can select what type of files to have displayed in the browse window? If so, make sure that you have either .exe or application type files selected to see if the StikyNot.exe may show up afterwards.
ObjectDock has a browse window, but it doesn't matter if .exe or all files are selected, it can't see the file.
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Does Sticky Notes run if you use the shortcut from within Windows 7 instead?
No problem with getting Sticky Notes to run, either from the Start Menu, or directly from Windows Explorer.
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