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Windows 7: Common File Dialog Box - Customize Places Bar

21 Nov 2012   #40

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Oops, yeah that should have been "What are you using...".

I don't have Java installed (don't like/trust it) to be able to test with that program. Any others?

I'm going to guess that this is a program specific issue though since you say your places bar is fine everywhere else.

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21 Nov 2012   #41

Windows 7 Professional x64

That must be the case yes. Sorry I didn't catch that before.
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28 Dec 2013   #42

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
How To Add Recent Places

Btw: In case anyone is still wondering, I figured out how to add Recent Places instead of Recent Items. Enter the following:

For a complete list of other special folders (even the ones other lists often leave out), see: CLSID Key List for Windows 7
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16 May 2014   #43

Windows 7 Professional x64

This saved my SO MUCH TIME! Thank you so much!

I am much more productive now that I can open my Dropbox and secondary drives from the Places Bar.

You rock man.
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25 Jun 2014   #44

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Thank you for posting this info. I've done my best to read this thread and related threads to get the answers to my issue.

I am using Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit.

My problem is that I did everything listed in both methods exactly as instructed, but my "save as" dialog did not change at all with either approach. I'm usually pretty good at following instructions, but was frustrated to find that it changed nothing....


1 - Is a reboot required to make these changes take place?

2 - Is a network drive one of the locations that can be added?

3 - Is there a space between "My" and "Documents" and "My" and "Computer" when trying to display those in the places bar, or should it be "MyDocuments" and "MyComputer"? Or should I be using "shell commands" (which I don't know anything about, to be honest) to show those items?

I know this is an old thread so I may not get the help I'm looking for, but it's worth a try!
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25 Jun 2014   #45

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello LAinWLA, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and post screenshots showing the settings you used for this to see if there may be an issue with them. :)

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25 Jun 2014   #46

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Thank you, Brink, you seem to have all the answers! Here are some screen shots - hopefully you can tell me what I'm doing wrong :)

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25 Jun 2014   #47

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

As a test, remove or replace "P:\client" to see if that's the one preventing it to work properly.

If it's a network location, then you'll need to use #2 in the note box at the top of the tutorial for a proper path.
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26 Jun 2014   #48

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I took out the "P:\client" but I still only get the default options in the "save as" dialog.
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07 Aug 2014   #49

win 8.1 64bit
Favourites in the Places Bar

Thank you for sharing. I followed your instructions and it works fine so far.

However, is there any way to show the "favourites" list in the places bar?
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