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MS Office File Open Dialog Box Sidebar

by Mark T / March 4, 2005 12:04 AM PST

When yu click File Open in Excel or Word (I'm using 2000 and 2003) the dialog box opens at the current directory and lists the files and directories. On the left of that dialog box is a shortcut bar, with buttons for 'History', 'Desktop' 'My Docs' etc etc.

It would be nice to be able to customise this to put some shortcuts to some Network drives - but I cannot find any way of doing it. Does anyone know how?


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Places Bar
by Dreamboat / March 8, 2005 3:19 PM PST

Hi, Mark! It's called the Places Bar, and here's a link to Microsoft that tells you how to customize it:

I did not preview the information to see if it'll do network drives, but I'm fairly confident it'll let you.

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by Mark T / March 14, 2005 4:42 PM PST
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Cheers ..erm ..Dreamboat (I hope you're female!!)

The link seems like what I need


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Please help!
by tzouras / July 18, 2006 5:42 AM PDT
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I tried following the link you provided but it takes to a page that says that this article is unavailable. Do you know where else I can find this procedure?


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Re: missing link
by Kees Bakker / July 18, 2006 6:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Please help!
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