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Windows Media Center - Music Library - Create Shortcut

How to Create a Shortcut that Opens Directly to the "Music Library" in Windows Media Center
Published by Brink
19 Nov 2011
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How to Create a Shortcut that Opens Directly to the "Music Library" in Windows Media Center

information   Information
This will show you how to download or create a shortcut that will open directly to the Music Library in Windows Media Center in Windows 7 or Vista.

Note   Note
Windows Media Center is not available in Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic editions.



The N and KN editions of Windows 7 have all the features that normally come with each individual Windows 7 edition, except for Windows Media Player 12 and related programs, such as Windows Media Center or Windows DVD Maker.

The N editions of Windows 7 allow you to choose your own media player and software required to manage and play CDs, DVDs, and other digital media files. If you choose to use Windows Media Player 12, downloading it, along with related software, is free.
Download Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N with Service Pack 1 and Windows 7 KN with Service Pack 1 (KB968211) from Official Microsoft Download Center

EXAMPLE: Music Library in Windows Media Center
-music-library.jpg



OPTION ONE
To Download the "Media Center - Music Library" Shortcut

NOTE: If you would like a version of this shortcut that opens Windows Media Center in full screen, then see OPTION TWO below instead.
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Media_Center-Music_Library.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the Media Center - Music Library shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Media Center - Music Library shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button.
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.

5. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it 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 "Media Center - Music Library" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste either location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
Code:
%SystemRoot%\ehome\ehshell.exe /nostartupanimation /homepage:MusicBrowsePage.xml /PushStartPage:True
OR

(To open in full screen)
Code:
 
%SystemRoot%\ehome\ehshell.exe /nostartupanimation /directmedia:music
Name:  Step1.jpg
Views: 522
Size:  93.6 KB
3. Type Media Center - Music Library for the name, and click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
Name:  Step2.jpg
Views: 520
Size:  71.5 KB
4. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn






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