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Thread: Adding New Items to "My computer" (XP)

  1. #1
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    Jan 2003


    Is there any way to add a "shortcut" to a folder in the mycomputer list?

    Ideally I would just want to add the "My documents" folder. I moved it, and somehow XP refuses to add a shortcut to the new location.

    I even tried moving it back but it's not working.

    Is there a registry edit or a file i place in a folder so XP recognizes it as one that should be displayed under the "files on this computer" list?

  2. #2
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    Dec 2002
    caves of bedrock


    i m not very sure what you want but as far as i think you want "My Documents" folder back in the my computer window. if i m right this should help you...

    Open regedit and look for the key

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

    now in the right hand window look for the String Value "Personal". It should have value C:\Documents and Settings\name\My Documents\ where "name" is your account name ofcourse. If its not...try changing it to this entry and see if it helps.

    Also check under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders that personal says "%USERPROFILE%\My Documents".

    I think this should help.
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