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Folder Shortcut in the Start Menu

by randmfx / September 13, 2007 7:33 AM PDT

I want to add a FOLDER as a shortcut in the MAIN part of the start menu. I would prefer it be where "My Computer", "My Documents", etc is, but I would settle for where "Internet" and "E-Mail" currently are. I can successfully add apps to that area, but not folders. I basically just want to click the start menu, click on the folder, and have it open up. Thanks.


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Won't work. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 13, 2007 9:54 AM PDT

The start menu is for "Executables", not folders. You can, by the way, put a shortcut to a folder on the desktop. It will open in Explorer.

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You can put it up above the separator
by Steven Haninger / September 13, 2007 10:19 AM PDT

where Windows Update generally resides. Under your profile name, open the Start Menu folder and create the new folder there.

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Folder Shortcut in the Start Menu
by randmfx / September 14, 2007 6:01 AM PDT

Sorry -- not sure I quite understand -- where exactly can I create the shortcut?

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I see
by randmfx / September 14, 2007 6:11 AM PDT

Aw man, Apparently it doesn't work for folders that are on a network drive -- I even tried making a shortcut on my desktop and pinning the shortcut, but that didn't work either -- if anyone has any other ideas, that would be great -- otherwise, thanks for the effort.

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Hmmm, network drive you say
by Steven Haninger / September 15, 2007 10:32 AM PDT
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I've not tried this myself. I'd suggest you map the drive to your PC first. It will have a drive letter on your system as if it's part of it. You'll have to click the "reconnect at logon" if you want it to stay there with each restart. You can create a folder there and place it above the separator as I mentioned. Or, you can create a shortcut to the mapped drive there as well. The downside is that the network drive needs to be on when you start your PC. If you're talking about such as a NAS device, this should be no problem. Hope this makes sense.

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by tomron / September 15, 2007 12:46 PM PDT
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Is this what you are looking for.



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