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Windows 7: "Desktop" no longer an option in save dialog box


25 Jun 2013   #1

Migrating from XP Pro 32 bit to 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
"Desktop" no longer an option in save dialog box

No matter what I try to save to the desktop, "desktop" no longer shows up in the save to/save as dialog boxes as an option for where to save the file. I think I mis-clicked something in that dialog box to remove it, but now I cannot get it back.


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25 Jun 2013   #2

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See if this tutorial will help Common File Dialog Box - Customize Places Bar

Jerry
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25 Jun 2013   #3

Migrating from XP Pro 32 bit to 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
No gpedit.msc and regedit didn't do it

I opened system32 and no file named gpedit.msc. The gpedit.dll was there but no .msc. I followed the regedit instructions to the letter and this did not resolve the issue.
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25 Jun 2013   #4

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Do a backup of the registry Registry - Backup and Restore

Then try Option 2 step 5 of this tutorial again Common File Dialog Box - Customize Places Bar

Jerry
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25 Jun 2013   #5

Migrating from XP Pro 32 bit to 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Followed instructions; here is a screen shot

I followed all instructions so far with no change. I am attaching a screen shot to illustrate. The left pane of this or any "save ___ as" dialog box no longer includes the Desktop option, as you can see.


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25 Jun 2013   #6

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OK that is the Navigation pane look at this tutorial Navigation Pane - Show All Folders or you can drag your desktop folder over under Favorite if you want.

Jerry
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25 Jun 2013   #7

Migrating from XP Pro 32 bit to 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Simple. Done. Thank you. That's it.
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25 Jun 2013   #8

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You're Welcome
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