HowTo- StartMenu go to Folders, not Libraries

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  1. BMR

    BMR MDL Novice

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    #1 BMR, Nov 5, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    [updated] HowTo- StartMenu go Directly to Folders, not Libraries

    This will redirect the StartMenu right side entries (Documents, Music, Videos, Pictures)
    directly to the folders, not to libraries...

    the libraries will still work as usual...

    only startmenu links and shell commands will be redirected
    shell:MusicLibrary
    shell:picturesLibrary
    shell:VideosLibrary
    shell:DocumentsLibrary

    To redirect (copy this to notepad and save as "something".reg)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ;DocumentsLibrary
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}]
    "ParsingName"="::{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}\\{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}"
    
    ;MusicLibrary
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}]
    "ParsingName"="::{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}\\{4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}"
    
    ;PicturesLibrary
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104}]
    "ParsingName"="::{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}\\{33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}"
    
    ;VideosLibrary
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}]
    "ParsingName"="::{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}\\{18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}" 
    To go back to default (copy this to notepad and save as "something".reg)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ;DocumentsLibrary
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}]
    "ParsingName"="::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\\{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}"
    
    ;MusicLibrary
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}]
    "ParsingName"="::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}"
    
    ;PicturesLibrary
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104}]
    "ParsingName"="::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\\{A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104}"
    
    ;VideosLibrary
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}]
    "ParsingName"="::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\\{491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}" 
    report any errors
     
  2. jverga

    jverga MDL Novice

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    No errors-perfect!

    No errors-perfect! (Remember to reboot after importing this registry script or you will not see results). Thank you BMR!
     
  3. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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    Works fine. How can I change it to a different folder? I have all these folders located on a different partition. Is there a way I can have them go there instead?
     
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  4. nijel

    nijel MDL Junior Member

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    Breaks the folder renaming. Creating New Folder anywhere and trying to rename it massage shows up "this is no longer located in ... bla-bla-bla. Try again?" Clicking Try Again renames the folder, but it is annoying.
     
  5. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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    Your right it does. Just switched it back.
     
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  6. BMR

    BMR MDL Novice

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    folder rename

    Update
    - removed "ParentFolder" entries, that was the problem, as far as i can tell...