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Windows 7: Changing Common Places/Favorites in Save Dialog?

18 Jul 2009   #11
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
It's in Group Policy Editor... tried it with Photoshop's save and it works
(type 'gpedit.msc' in start menu's search...)

"Local Group Policy Editor\User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer\Common Open File Dialog\Items displayed in Places Bar"
Good to know if ever come across an application that will need it.


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23 Nov 2009   #12
daSpud

win 7 pro
 
 
could this be set as a tutorial

I checked all the tutorials for this information and didn't find it.

Perhaps it is worthy of a tutorial?

And I really appreciate this forum.
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23 Nov 2009   #13
daSpud

win 7 pro
 
 
it didn't like my names

I tried to put in some new folders and some of the standard ones.

It liked my network folder (\\name\folder) and Desktop, but it didn't show Computer, Libraries, or Documents

Woops, doesn't say Computer or Libraries are valid options (even though they are on the standard page). I think this option is broken?

Your mileage may vary, but I am getting nowhere (fast).
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23 Nov 2009   #14
satchmo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Another work around is to create custom libraries for your desired folders/locations, so you can access them via the libraries link in that dialog box.

Granted, it requires an additional click to open the libraries locations, but it works pretty well for me.
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24 Nov 2009   #15
daSpud

win 7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by satchmo View Post
Another work around is to create custom libraries for your desired folders/locations, so you can access them via the libraries link in that dialog box.

Granted, it requires an additional click to open the libraries locations, but it works pretty well for me.
That actually was my first thought. When I went to add my 15GB downloads folder (on a network drive) to the "download" library I created Win 7 said "sure I can do that, but first I must copy the folder to the local drive so that I may index it and make it available offline."

I said No thanks. That was the one folder I was actually able to get into the list. Maybe someday they will improve this.
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24 Nov 2009   #16
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Yup, the places I needed to add to the places bar are all network locations.
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25 Nov 2009   #17
satchmo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Perhaps in Windows 8, this could be a new feature.
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08 Jan 2010   #18
curtj

 
 

gpedit.msc is not available on any of the W7 home editions, which is what I have.

Search as I might, I cannot find the registry entries for editing the places bar.

Does anyone know where I can find them?
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14 Feb 2010   #19
aguelmann

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by curtj View Post
gpedit.msc is not available on any of the W7 home editions, which is what I have.

Search as I might, I cannot find the registry entries for editing the places bar.

Does anyone know where I can find them?
Even better! I tested on Win 7 64x and it works. Places Utility
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18 Feb 2010   #20
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aguelmann View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by curtj View Post
gpedit.msc is not available on any of the W7 home editions, which is what I have.

Search as I might, I cannot find the registry entries for editing the places bar.

Does anyone know where I can find them?
Even better! I tested on Win 7 64x and it works. Places Utility
Awesome.

I owe you a handjob.
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