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Windows 7: Control Panel Shortcuts

06 Mar 2011   #1
Garcia

Windows 7 Professional, 32 Bit
 
 
Control Panel Shortcuts

Hello, I have moved the administrative tools folder in the start menu, causing the shortcut in the control panel to fail. How can I make a change so that it points to the new location?


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06 Mar 2011   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

Firstly, why would you move it from it's default location in the first place?
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06 Mar 2011   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Update

If you type Administrative into the Control Panel Shortcuts-vistastartbutton.jpgStart Menu search box then click Administrative Tools it'll open a window allowing you to change the properties of each shortcut, more importantly, the new current location.


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06 Mar 2011   #4
Garcia

Windows 7 Professional, 32 Bit
 
 

Thanks! I should point out that it's not the actual program file in the System 32 folder I have moved, it's the shortcuts for the administrative tools in the start menu, which the icon in the control panel points to. I simply want to have my own structure in the start menu.
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06 Mar 2011   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

By default the System Administrative Tools is located in the following places in the Registry

1, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
2, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

If you've changed the location within the Start Menu then you may need to update the registry to point to the new location. The defaults are...

1, C:\Users\[Your User]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
2, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools


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06 Mar 2011   #6
Garcia

Windows 7 Professional, 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
By default the System Administrative Tools is located in the following places in the Registry

1, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
2, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

If you've changed the location within the Start Menu then you may need to update the registry to point to the new location. The defaults are...

1, C:\Users\[Your User]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
2, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools


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That did the trick, many thanks!
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06 Mar 2011   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

You're more than welcome

Please enjoy the rest of the forums
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06 Mar 2011   #8
Garcia

Windows 7 Professional, 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
You're more than welcome

Please enjoy the rest of the forums
Thanks, I certainly will. Great place for knowledge!
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