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a shortCut to Recent Folder for All Users

by vmars956 / June 22, 2005 12:40 PM PDT

No probs creating shortCut to Recent Folder :
"C:\Documents and Settings\me\Recent"

BUT how do i create one for
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users
Something like
"C:\Documents and Settings\%User%\Recent"
which of course doesn't work. Yet.

Thanks in adcance!

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Get TweakUI from Microsoft
by AussiePete / June 22, 2005 2:57 PM PDT

and change the location of the favourites folder - you can make this folder accessible from each each account - but make sure you make the folder shared

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not an acceptable solution
by vmars956 / June 22, 2005 3:21 PM PDT

not an acceptable solution:
I need to be able to create ONE shortCut that applies to all users.
For example,
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,"C:\Program Files"
Like the %SystemRoot% keyword,
There must be a %User% or such keyword.

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Aha, found it !
by vmars956 / June 22, 2005 3:58 PM PDT

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,"C:\Documents and Settings\%Username%\Recent"

I found the answer via google at

The term i could't think of was
'Windows Environment Variables'.

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