Modify Windows Explorer Shortcuts

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I'm trying to modify Windows Explorer by adding a shortcut to a specific folder.

By Default when your trying to insert an attachment in outlook they take you to Windows Explorer with the following folders to the left:  Desktop, My Documents, My Recent Documents, My Computer and My Network Places.

I would like to add direct shortcuts to  the above mentioned 5 shortcuts already in there.  They would be shortcuts to folders on a share drive.    How would I do this?
Question by:ron_finnerty
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    I haven't got a copy of outlook in front of me so bear with me:

    Attempt to attach your, er, attachment and navigate to the folder you want to have a shortcut for, then on the toolbar of the File dialog, click the Tools menu and select "Add this folder to My Places".
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    You can have Explorer launch from a different folder than the C: drive. Right-click on your brand-new Explorer shortcut, select Properties, and open the Shortcut tab. Edit the entry in the Target field to read: C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE /E, <DRIVE:\PATH\FOLDER> where <DRIVE:\PATH\FOLDER> is whichever folder you want to see first when Explorer launches
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    In Outlook 2007, if you navigate to the folder you want the shortcut for ( Within the attach files dialog ) and then right click on an empty area under the shortcut list ( On the left ) there is an option to add the folder your in as a shortcut ( to the predefined list )

    I believe this is what your looking for, actually adding a shortcut to the predefined list on the left, not sure if this works on Outlook 2003, I'll check that tomorrow from work.
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    Take a look at this Articleregarding Outlook and Folders shortcuts
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    How can I edit the default Places bar quick links in Windows XP's and Windows 2000's Open and Save common dialog boxes?

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