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I have a query, so here goes:

In Startmenu, where listed Search, Run, Set Program Access and Defaults, Control Panel, etc. I'd like to eliminate the Menu Handler for My Computer and just add links to my Hard Disks,

where the red circles would be Icons. How do I do this? I'm not quite sure what REG to create... any help?

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You guys aren't quite getting what I mean, are you? :whistle:

Have a look at the diagram again.........and yes, I'm aware of putting shortcuts to the QuickLaunch, Desktop, pinning on Startmenu, the idea is COSMETIC and USEFULL.....just a TWEAK idea :D

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if you want to have easy access to your drive, can i recommend you 2 programs.?

1-approcket

2-powerdrawers.

forget about your tweaked idea AFTER trying 1 of 2 programs. Yes, i have 2 of them installed in my xp machine

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As a quick and dirty solution you could replace My Pictures and /or My Music with your own locations and then show them on the Start Menu.

just replace the paths in

  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\My Music
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\My Music

and /or

  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\My Pictures
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\My Pictures

remembering that the 'User Shell Folder' keys are REG_EXPAND_SZ

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I've only ever been able to add one.

Using a key that is not used regularly, I created "My Video's". Problem is, its below the other ones. Can't place it where you want.

Can't recall where I got this from, apologies...

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}]@="My Movies"

"InfoTip"="Movies"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\DefaultIcon]

@="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\Icons\\Hardware\\projector.ico"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\InProcServer32]

@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\

  00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\

  64,00,6f,00,63,00,76,00,77,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\Instance]

"CLSID"="{3f454f0e-42ae-4d7c-8ea3-328250d6e272}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]

"CLSID"="{13709620-C279-11CE-A49E-444553540000}"

"method"="ShellExecute"

"Command"="My Movies"

"Param1"="D:\\Movies"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}]

@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex\MayChangeDefaultMenu]

@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\ShellFolder]

"Attributes"=dword:00000000

Naturally, you'd have to change the values accordingly.

Save the above as a .reg file, and import it into your registry.

As shown here...

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