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Thread: XP dialog places bar under Windows 7 / 64

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    Default XP dialog places bar under Windows 7 / 64

    I'm running some old programs (inc Office XP and Paint Shop Pro 8) under w7 / 64.



    I'd like to change the "places" in the places bar - because navigating through my directory structure to get there is a pain. Ideally I'd like it to use the "libraries" but it wont.

    On My XP machine I used TWEAK-Xp to sort these problems out but of course it wont run on my new machine. I've looked at the WC apps UWT & UWC but neither is any help with this issue.


    Also ( a separate but similar issue) when I try to load an image in PowerPoint (XP - 2003) the location keeps defaulting to the clip-art folder; and it wont allow me to change it with the Ctrl-Cancel trick.

    Any help would be great. Thanks.


    Yes - I COULD use gpedit.msc. But as I'm running w7/64 home premium ... i dont have that. Shame.
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    I tried the links at the bottom of that page - some are dead nut I picked up & installed the melloware places bar editor. And now I've uninstalled it because it didnt produce consistent results.
    I'll try editing the registry. Thanks Andy.

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    I've looked at the registry. the places bar entry CURRENT_USER\Software ......\commdlg32\PlacesBar reads:
    (Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
    Place0 REG_DWORD 0x00000022 (34)
    Place1 REG_DWORD 0x00000005 (5)
    Place2 REG_DWORD 0x00000011 (17)
    Place3 REG_DWORD 0x00000027 (39)
    Place4 REG_SZ D:\downloads
    Except for the last this makes no sense to me. Can you help?


    "Also ( a separate but similar issue) when I try to load an image in PowerPoint (XP - 2003) the location keeps defaulting to the clip-art folder; and it wont allow me to change it with the Ctrl-Cancel trick."
    OK so I did the obvious: searched the registry for the link to the clip art folder and changed it. And now thats ok.
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