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Windows 7: RocketDock replacement

01 Jul 2010   #11
windowsapple

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 

I'm Dizzy.


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08 Mar 2011   #12
crhatfield

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

To fix rocketdock on x64 you have to use mklink - to do that, you open cmd with admin privileges (Start => search cmd => rightclick on it and choose Run as admiistrator) and once in command prompt, you type..

mklink /D C:\Destination C:\Source

so something like this..

mklink /D "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer" "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer"

will link your IE program directory over to your 32 bit programs directory.. however if you run that particular (bad) example, you should see something like..

Cannot create a file when that file already exists.

But we can create a link for our x64 folder

Code:
C:\Windows\system32>mklink /D "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer x64" "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer"
symbolic link created for C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer x64 <<===>> C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer
In most cases, when the link name is exactly the same as the x64 folder version, you're good to go with rocketdock. If you change the name however, change your link path in the shortcuts to the x86 path and you're set..

btw, I know this thread is OLD but it came up when searching for an alternative to rocketdock on google (I just want something thats actually actively developed, sick of lazy and abandoned projects!) and figured I'd let anyone who's seen this problem know how to resolve it, its far too common and I wish like hell I could find the rocketdock source, I'd just fix it since those lazy sob's wont.. so freaking simple of a fix too!

Quote:
HACK THE PLANET!!!!!
- Cereal Killer, Hackers, 1995
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08 Mar 2011   #13
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crhatfield View Post
To fix rocketdock on x64 you have to use mklink - to do that, you open cmd with admin privileges (Start => search cmd => rightclick on it and choose Run as admiistrator) and once in command prompt, you type..

mklink /D C:\Destination C:\Source

so something like this..

mklink /D "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer" "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer"

will link your IE program directory over to your 32 bit programs directory.. however if you run that particular (bad) example, you should see something like..

Cannot create a file when that file already exists.

But we can create a link for our x64 folder

Code:
 
C:\Windows\system32>mklink /D "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer x64" "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer"
symbolic link created for C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer x64 <<===>> C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer
In most cases, when the link name is exactly the same as the x64 folder version, you're good to go with rocketdock. If you change the name however, change your link path in the shortcuts to the x86 path and you're set..

btw, I know this thread is OLD but it came up when searching for an alternative to rocketdock on google (I just want something thats actually actively developed, sick of lazy and abandoned projects!) and figured I'd let anyone who's seen this problem know how to resolve it, its far too common and I wish like hell I could find the rocketdock source, I'd just fix it since those lazy sob's wont.. so freaking simple of a fix too!

Quote:
HACK THE PLANET!!!!!
- Cereal Killer, Hackers, 1995
thanks for the update
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13 Apr 2011   #14
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Any suggestions how to get Object Dock to recognize shortcuts to programs located in the (x64) Win 7 Program Files? I like using Object Dock, but so far it will only recognize the programs located in the (x86) Program Files. Every time I try to access a x64 program from ObjectDock I get this kind of a message...



~Maxx~

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13 Apr 2011   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How about a toolbar instead - it is so much more practical: Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7 and Vista
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13 Apr 2011   #16
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

While I was having an SSD installed in my Win 7 desktop I was using my Vista Laptop which has Rocket Dock installed and as soon as I saw it I realized how much the Win 7 taskbar butchers the fine artwork put into the 3rd party icons that Rocket Dock and Object Dock do such a fine way of presenting which is why I am hoping that I will be able to use Object Dock for my x64 programs as well as the x32 ones.

~Maxx~

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