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Archive for February, 2009

HowTo customize Save As/Open dialog shortcuts in XP using windows registry

Posted by Piotr Gabryanczyk on February 18, 2009

Problem:

I want to add custom shortcuts in Open/Save As dialog box in XP

Manual Solution:

Check this article by Ryan Gordon out if you want to do it manually.

Automatic Solution:

Create custom-save_as.reg file with content similar to the following:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Comdlg32]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Comdlg32\PlacesBar]
"Place1"="e:\\piotrga"
"Place2"="e:\\piotrga\\tmp"
"Place3"="e:\\piotrga\\Download"

Then right-click custom-save_as.reg and select "Merge" option.

Now open Save As/Open dialog and enjoy!

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