Get your games folder back

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Digitalhoward, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Digitalhoward

    Digitalhoward MDL Novice

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    Not seen this anywhere yet so I thought it might be useful to some.

    Get your "Games" folder back.

    Copy and paste the following into the target for a "New Shortcut" on the desktop.

    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /E,::{ED228FDF-9EA8-4870-83b1-96b02CFE0D52}

    Open the shortcut and pin to start menu.

    You now have a link to games from the desktop.
     
  2. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    That's pretty cool! Thanks, But its a shame there is no games.
     
  3. alien2xx

    alien2xx MDL Senior Member

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    This may help to get the Windows 7 Games back to Windows 8, I will test later.. interesting...

    h**p://techmell.com/games/download-play-windows-7-games-windows-8/
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Well, its already in MDL & the tool is written by me.

    ;)
     
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  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Yep, tried and it works like charm :D.
     
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  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Appropriate icon -> %systemroot%\System32\gameux.dll

    ;)
     
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  7. alien2xx

    alien2xx MDL Senior Member

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    That, its awesome.. thanks! :p
     
  8. lochie99

    lochie99 MDL Novice

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    Thanks so much for this. I hunted for ages for this solution. You are a star.
     
  9. eydee

    eydee Guest

    I can't see why to use the complicated method when the easy one works better.

    1. Open an explorer window.
    2. Type into the address bar: "shell:games"
    3. Press enter.
    4. Grab the "games" box from the breadcrumb bar to you desktop, using your mouse.
     
  10. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

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    yep, you can make nice shortcut to Game Explorer:
    explorer.exe shell:games
    :))
     
  11. Dos_Probie

    Dos_Probie MDL Senior Member

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    Games to Win8 Context Menu

    Thanks Digital! .. Was LQQKing today for a way to add a shortcut to games to Windows 8. I now have all my Games in one location running from the Context menu with the games icon! :biggrin:
     
  12. YanN509

    YanN509 MDL Novice

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    Wouldn't the best way be to add a folder and name it Games.{ED228FDF-9EA8-4870-83b1-96b02CFE0D52}
     
  13. doveman

    doveman MDL Member

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    I installed this successfully recently on one system but doing it on another system now, I have nothing in Games Explorer. I tested the games and they run fine, it's just they're not showing in GE for some reason.