Change shortcuts in Places Bar.

Posted in Windows XP by Community Submission

Here's how to change the 5 shortcuts you see on the left when you do a "Save As..."

The default save as places are : Recent Documents / Desktop / Documents / My Computer / My Network Places

To put your own shortcuts there, do this :

  • Click on the Start button.
  • Select and click on Run
  • Next, type gpedit.msc and click on OK

Under "Local Computer Policy", expand the navigation tree following the directions below.

User Configuration

- Administrative Templates

-- Windows Components

--- Windows Explorer

---- Common Open File Dialog

  • Then once you have the Common Open File Dialog selected, you will notice a few settings to appear on the right side of the window.
  • Double click  on "Items displayed in Places Bar"
  • Check "Enabled" and put in your own folder like for example :

    C:\    or    \\server\share    or one of the following special shortcuts:

    CommonDocuments, CommonMusic, CommonPictures, Desktop, MyComputer, MyDocuments, MyFavorites, MyMusic, MyNetworkPlaces, MyPictures, Printers, ProgramFiles, Recent.
  • If you disable or do not configure this setting the default list of items will be displayed in the Places Bar.
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