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How to make a certain folder be seen at the top hierarchie level of standard Window dialogs (Open, Save, etc.)

Posted on 2004-10-27
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Standard Window Dialogs (when to click on "Search in" combobox) show some menu entries at the most upper level of hierarchie. Normally one can see there:
- My Desktop
- Drives (A, C, D ...)
- Network
and some others

I would like to see a specific folder in this upper level of hierarchie. How have I adjust Windows settings to get it ?
Question by:inversojvo
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Expert Comment

ID: 12419645
I don’t know about settings, but IMHO it’s possible to arrange via creating a link on the desktop to your desired folder (as far as I experienced, you can see ALL folders on your desktop in standard dialogs at the highest hierarchy level):

- right click on the desktop
- pick in menu : New --> Link --> pick your target folder --> give it a name

Then check from some standard dialogs forms – the folder should be there.

Author Comment

ID: 12419752
Unfortunately, no. I don't see it in standard dialogs.
But such way I can access it with 2 clicks, it's better than before although isn't still perfect :).

Accepted Solution

flocken earned 1800 total points
ID: 12419854
OK, then try to map the target folder to a drive letter on your choice (make the folder shared before!) and you'll see it as a drive with this letter in the standard Save or Open dialogs. This time it HAS to be at the upper level, but you'll see it as a drive, not as a folder.

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