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Windows 7: 'Music' Missing from 'Customize Start Menu' Options Window

4 Weeks Ago   #1
KapaKai5O

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 
'Music' Missing from 'Customize Start Menu' Options Window

Please see screenshot. I've followed everything I've seen up here to restore it with no luck.
I've tried adding reg keys as per 'Customize Start Menu' Tutorial 265 where a user named 'Inskipp' had similar problem with his 'Pictures' option. I also tried enabling the group policy entry (disabling and then enabling, because it wasn't configured). I've tried adding the dword value 'Start_ShowMyMusic' in:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced .

Any other suggestions other than re-installing? That is not an option at this time.

Thanks for any help with this issue!

P.S. Win7 Pro 32bit --
The 'Music' option does show up in right side of start menu and it will open to Libraries.
However, when I use the tweak to make it open to actual user folders, nothing happens when I click it.




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4 Weeks Ago   #2
KapaKai5O

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Also, for some equally bizarre reason, the regfile* didn't get entered into the registry even tho it claimed it did.

* The regfile Brink submitted. I simply changed 'pictures' to 'music'. But it didn't show up in that key at all:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Just saw Brink made up another regfile for Music. I'll try that one. Other than that, I'll rebuild profile.
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Make a folder called "Music" in your Documents or Library, and put a shortcut in the Start Menu. Put all your music into that folder. You can put shortcuts to anything in the StartMenu, even often-used files. I have 2 folders and 1 single file in mine, besides the regular program shortcuts.

I deleted Libraries" long ago. Can you put your own folders in there?

Your jpeg in Post#1 didn't come up.
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4 Days Ago   #4
mugwampbro

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Sorry (off subject) but.... can you please tell me how to make the TITLE of a new thread dark and BOLD like it is on yours? or PM me with answer........ Thanks in advance....mugwampbro
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4 Days Ago   #5
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

It's in Bold font if you haven't read it yet, then it changes to Regular font.
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4 Days Ago   #6
mugwampbro

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

ok.. but many thread titles that have multiple replies, hence being opened.... still have the Bold fonts.



Something is going on that I don't understand...bout ready to just give up
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4 Days Ago   #7
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

It's not very important, but you can ask questions about the forum itself at
https://www.sevenforums.com/site-stuff/
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4 Days Ago   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 1909 - 18363.657 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
 
 

The bold Thread title informs an individual user that They have not read the post, since the most recent new post was added to the thread.

Back to original post subject ...

You can place any content you wish to see in your user special folders, [Documents, pictures, music, Video etc] in any folder you wish to set up, and then point the special folder to that location. This is particularly useful these days where many users will have an SSD or other fast drive [which are normally quite small], and another larger drive to hold their data or a separate system and Data partition.

What I suggest you do is to create a new folder for Music, in the expected place - Under Users, your UserName, folder and reactivate it to a special folder using Shawn's tutorial, this gets you back to where you should be.

If you have the issue mentioned above with limited C: drive space then you will find an extra tab in the properties in the right click menu for the special folders calles Location,

The options here allow you to choose an alternative location for the folder on a secondary drive or partition, thus giving more space for expansion. Even if you move the location of the content the special folders will remain and so applications which automatically save or look for files in the special folders will still work as expected.

There is also a secondary advantage to this method as if you have a disastrous system failure and have to reinstall your operating system, you will not loose the important data in your files
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