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


21 Jun 2010   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries

How to Make Windows 7 Start Menu User Folder Buttons Open to Users Instead of Libraries Location

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04 May 2011   #30
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Great news Danny. I'm happy to hear that it's working the way you wanted it now.
The location is still pointing to c:\users\public\libraries though although is opens the rec tv library lol.It seems to be right in the registry though.

Also if I try the first reg file in this tut to point to the public rec tv folder the location doesnt change either.Stll points to the library.

Danny




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04 May 2011   #31
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Danny,

Let's try the new REG file at the link below again, then log off and log on to see if opens the same as below for you as it does for me.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...st1380005.html

Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries-recorded-tv.jpg


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04 May 2011   #32
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry Shawn I must be getting right on your wick by now am going to try it now

Danny
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04 May 2011   #33
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It's no problem Danny. Like you, I like for it to work the way you wanted it as well.
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04 May 2011   #34
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ok Shawn tried again and no joy.This is what I did-

-created a new library Recorded TV

-added d:\Recorded TV folder

-added c:\users\public\Recorded TV folder

That works fine

-added that library to the right click start menu Recorded TV which applied the 2 locations.

-ran the reg file, confirmed and rebooted.This is what I ended up with.

I created the new library with right click create new library.

Cant see where im going wrong sooooo sorry

Danny


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04 May 2011   #35
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Umm, ok. It looks like it opens about the same way though with both locations showing though.

How did you create the new Recorded TV library?

I right clicked on the C:\Users\Public\Public Recorded TV folder, clicked on Include in Library and Create New Library, then just renamed the new Public Recorded TV library to Recorded TV. Afterwards I included the new C:\Users\(user-name)\Recorded TV folder ( D: in your case).
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04 May 2011   #36
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Umm, ok.

How did you create the new Recorded TV library?

I right clicked on the C:\Users\Public\Public Recorded TV folder, clicked on Include in Library and Create New Library, then just renamed the new Public Recorded TV library to Recorded TV. Afterwards I included the new C:\Users\(user-name)\Recorded TV folder ( D: in your case).
No I just right clicked the library sidebar icon and create a new library renamed then added folders.Will try it your way.Should i re apply the reg file again after.
Also are you adding the new library to the start menu Rec Tv or the 2 folders separate

Also im applying the reg file from the desktop but that folder is also located on d: would that make a difference
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04 May 2011   #37
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You will have to delete your current Recorded TV library and log off and on first if you wanted to try creating it the way I did to avoid the "you already have one" issue.

I applied the REG file from my desktop as well.

When I created the library the way I did, the public Recorded TV folder was included automatically. I just manually included the C:\Users\(user-name)\Recorded TV folder that I also manually created to the library afterwards.

When the REG file is merged and I logged off and on, it changed the Start Menu Record TV button to open to the location in my screenshot above.
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04 May 2011   #38
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

My Recorded tv folder in c:\users\public is labelled Recorded TV not public recorded tv is that the problem.Tried creating the library your way then ran the file again rebooted same result.

Sorry wrong picture this is it


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04 May 2011   #39
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

"C:\Users\Public\Recorded TV" is the correct path that Windows 7 uses when referenced, but it displays as below. That's all. You have it correct.

Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries-public.jpg

I'm not certain why it's not opening to the same location as it is for me. Since it still opens to show both included Recorderd TV locations though, I wouldn't worry about it. While different than mine, it's effectively the same.


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