March 7th, 2005, 12:31 AM
Customize your "SAVE IN" places in XP
[Relating to Windows operating systems]
Would you like to customize the shortcuts displayed in the placebar on the left hand side of Window's open/save dialog window?
Do you have folders for your downloaded files and don't want the Windows default placebar offerings?
I like saving downloaded files to either the "Download" or "Temp" directory, not MY Desktop, or other silly Windows default choices.
Step by Step,
1) Start Regedit
2) Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\comdlg32\Placesbar
(If the comdlg32 key does not exist, you need to create it and create a subkey under the comdlg32 key named Placesbar)
3) Right click the rightside panel and create a new STRING value entry for every shortcut you want in the Placesbar.
4) Name them Place0, Place1, Place2, Place3, Place4 (maximum of 5 shortcuts)
5) Double-click each newly created string value to set their string data to any directory you want. Type out the entire proper path. (Example: C:\backup\downloads)
6) Exit the Registry and try it out by attempting to download something, and after you click "Save", your new personal folder choices should now appear in the left hand panel.
As always, remember to perform a registry backup prior to editing the registry.
Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"