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Windows 7: Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries

19 Dec 2015   #130

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Wow really?

Oh well, just another reason to stay on Windows 7 I suppose. Every time I consider upgrading there's always some reason to stay behind. Guess I'll add this one to the list

Thanks for the fast response

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19 Dec 2015   #131

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You could install the free program Classic Shell in Windows 8.1 to customize Start though.
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19 Dec 2015   #132
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Can you tell me how to set this path: G:\Edit Stuff\Edit\transparent in the start menu like the My Pictures & My Documents? I viewed the text of the .reg file but it's just a bunch of random characters. I have no clue on how to make my 'transparent' folder and few of my other frequently accessed folders that have images used in my Photoshop like these do. Can you tell me how?

Edit: By the way, just tried the .reg files for My Documents and My Pictures. didn't work. it just added 'Games' and 'Computer' instead
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19 Dec 2015   #133

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Sylveon,

Did you move those folder locations, or make any other changes to them? If so, that could affect this.

It would be best to create a new thread in the Customization forum for the other item though.
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19 Dec 2015   #134
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

no I did not move the user folders they are still in the same C:\Users\<my username>\ folder as it always was
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14 Mar 2016   #135

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by levymetal View Post
Hey guys, new here, but I've been looking for something like this ever since I got Windows 7. This is unbelievably perfect - but for some reason very hard to find!

Just wondering, how do you get those HEX values (or whatever they are) for the folder names? I actually want to redirect the buttons to different locations, for example to E:\My Documents and E:\My Documents\My Pictures etc. Do you know how I can convert those folder names to the corresponding HEX values?

Thanks in advance
You probably know this already, but there's a dehexer (
Here's a translation from a snippet of an export of the exefile key
NB: I think it only works with hex(2)


You can also of course use regedit

HOWEVER, I think you might be referring to the CLSID for SpecialFolders...

Check the entries under

(Grab a copy of registryscanner, create a link called rs.lnk and place in a path folder, like system32, or a links-folder that is in system32, then ya can run RS and just paste the search term)

(Do the same with regjump, then if ya wanna jump straight to a key in regedit you can run, for example,
rj HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions
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