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Windows 7: Default Location Shortcut - Create


Default Location Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Default Location" Shortcut in Windows 7
Published by Brink
06 Jan 2011
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How to Create a "Default Location" Shortcut in Windows 7

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You can provide a default location for programs to use when a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver, is unavailable. All programs and users on the computer can use the default location.

This will show you how to download or create a Default Location shortcut in Windows 7.

You can also Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, or move where you like for easy use.


EXAMPLE: Default Location
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OPTION ONE
To Download the "Default Location" Shortcut
1. Click on the download button below to download the file below
Default_Location.zip
download
2. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the Default Location shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Default Location shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.
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5. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.







OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "Default Location" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Type the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}
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3. Type Default Location for the name, and click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
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4. Right click on the new Default Location shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.

5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", type in the location below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
%SystemRoot%\System32\defaultlocationcpl.dll
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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above and click on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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9. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn






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