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

06 Apr 2015   #120
shadow33

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Registry Tweaks

Here's a screenshot. I used the 4 registry tweaks. My Documents worked. It did point to my user name. My Videos worked too. My Pictures made the Documents and Settings button show up. And My Music tweak made the button be stuck. It didn't work at all.




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07 Apr 2015   #121
shadow33

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Start Menu

Hi. I decided to try it all over again. I had to reinstall 7 over. And I read where I have to login as administrator. And I did that. Well great almost. The administrator side worked great. All the buttons are there. And they all open to the user instead of the third wheel libraries. But I logged out. And logged back to the regular user account to see if it worked right on that side. And the My Music button is gone. And the strange Documents and Settings button showed up. It doesn't work. Access is denied. But all the other buttons, Documents, Pictures, Videos do work. And they skip the Libraries and open to user. Like XP always did. Now if only I could get the My Music button back again. And get rid of the Documents and Settings button. But there is a My Music folder in my user folder. What went wrong. It's not fair the administrator side got it all right. But the user gets no music folder. And that strange documents and settings folder.
P.S.
I just went to the Start Menu customize button to restore the default settings. And I guess the Documents and Settings button is really Local Disk (C How did that get there? And still no My Music button.


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07 Apr 2015   #122
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Shadow. I'm going to look more into this to see what the issue could be for you. My internet is currently going in and out, so I'll get back with you as soon as possible.
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07 Apr 2015   #123
shadow33

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Start Menu Buttons

Hi Brink. Thanks. I hope you can figure this out. Like I said the administrator side works perfect. Wish the user side was the same.
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09 Apr 2015   #124
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Shadow,

I can't find any issues so far. As a test, create a new standard user account, and see if it works properly in it after merging the .reg files in your administrator account.
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10 Apr 2015   #125
shadow33

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Hi. Well I decided to accept I can't get rid of libraries in 7. But I did reinstall the OS. And just use the registry tweak to get rid of the navigation library panel and save to. And at least it works. Not bad right now. When I click on the picture start menu button I see Library though. But I won't worry too much. I wish I could change the start menu picture button to open up to the user folder My Pictures. I don't see library there. Thank you.
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10 Apr 2015   #126
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'll keep playing to see if I may be able to reproduce what you're seeing, and see if I can come up with a solution.
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10 Apr 2015   #127
shadow33

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Start Menu User Folder Buttons

Thanks Brink. You sure are a smart computer guy.
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19 Dec 2015   #128
XenonKilla

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For some reason I can't get this to work in Windows 8.1. I'm using Start8 and when I click on "Music, Pictures, Videos" etc. It just takes me to the Libraries folder rather than "D:\Music" which is where I have that folder pointed to. Is there a way to get this tweak working in Windows 8.1?
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19 Dec 2015   #129
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello XenonKilla,

I'm afraid that it won't work in any OS other than Windows 7.
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