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Windows 7: Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries

30 Sep 2013   #110
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Peter,

Sorry, but no. The .reg files in this tutorial will only affect the buttons in the Start Menu.

I've never had the "Open" and "Save" type dialogs reliably open to the last location they were closed at.


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30 Sep 2013   #111
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Thanks Brink

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Sorry, but no. The .reg files in this tutorial will only affect the buttons in the Start Menu.
Thanks for that information Brink.

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I've never had the "Open" and "Save" type dialogs reliably open to the last location they were closed at.
I meant that the "Open" and "Save" dialogue windows still open in the Libraries (usually "Documents") even though they have been removed from the Navigation pane.

I assume that the Windows Explorer hack (e.g. open in "Computer") doesn't change this either?
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30 Sep 2013   #112
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, ok. Step 9 in the tutorial below would only remove Libraries from the navigation pane in those dialogs. It wouldn't prevent it from opening or manually navigating to libraries though.

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Changing what explorer opens to would only affect that shortcut of explorer.

I suppose that you might see if using the tutorial below to set the places bar to have what you want instead may help for those type of dialogs.

Common File Dialog Box - Customize Places Bar
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01 Oct 2013   #113
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Thanks Brink

Thanks again Brink.

I'll try out that tutorial.
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01 Oct 2013   #114
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Hopefully it help as a workaround.
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02 Oct 2013   #115
Hwalker1

7 64
 
 

Thanks for that. I never investigated these buttons until today, and have had win7 since day 1.
Many people that I know including me, have great difficulty using the filing system, as it never puts things where they expect it to put them. You tell it to save a download to your downloads directory and it does not do so. Which is why my browser list of every download I have (and that's a lot), has never been cleared. Its the only way that I can find them.
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02 Oct 2013   #116
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hwalker1 View Post
Thanks for that. I never investigated these buttons until today, and have had win7 since day 1.
Many people that I know including me, have great difficulty using the filing system, as it never puts things where they expect it to put them. You tell it to save a download to your downloads directory and it does not do so. Which is why my browser list of every download I have (and that's a lot), has never been cleared. Its the only way that I can find them.
Some browsers let you specify the folder you want "Downloads" to be saved in.

For example:
  • Firefox
  • Pale Moon
  • Maxthon 3 (it's hidden in an obscure location though)
  • Chrome
  • Opera 12 &16
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06 Apr 2015   #117
shadow33

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Registry Tweaks

Those registry files don't work. The default start menu registry tweaks work. But the user start menu registry files are corrupt. Or mixed up. Especially the music and the video buttons. When I applied them I lost my music button. And all of a sudden a "Documents and Settings" button showed up in the start menu. Please could you checked them out. I hate the Windows 7 library folders ideal.
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06 Apr 2015   #118
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadow33 View Post
Those registry files don't work. The default start menu registry tweaks work. But the user start menu registry files are corrupt. Or mixed up. Especially the music and the video buttons. When I applied them I lost my music button. And all of a sudden a "Documents and Settings" button showed up in the start menu. Please could you checked them out. I hate the Windows 7 library folders ideal.
Hello Shadow33, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you by chance move or make changes to the location of your user folders before?

User Folders - Change Default Location

If so, you should restore their default locations first.

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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06 Apr 2015   #119
shadow33

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Hey Brink. I didn't change anything. I just want my start menu buttons [My Documents, Pictures, etc.] to click to my user name instead of Libraries. Two of them work. My Music disappears. And I don't know why Documents and Settings appears. And My Documents is there too.
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