TweakUI and Quick Launch Bar

Posted on 2008-11-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
My system is XP SP3, 3.4GHz, 2GB RAM. Recently installed TweakUI & used it to direct Docs & Settings etc to a data partition (for ease of backup).  Ever since, trying to view Quick Launch toollbar results in error message "Can't Create Toolbar".

I've searched the forums and tried various of the Registry editing solutions. NOTHING - REPEAT NOTHING - makes a jot of difference!!!  The Quick Launch folder is correctly located on the new partition with its contents (I simply copied across the C:\Documents & Settings folder) but the folder may as well be on Mars!!  Simply copying the folder back to the C:\Documents & Settings folder also has no effect.  Finally, I'm also aware (& have tried) soutions on the MS site such as running UE4INIT.EXE etc and these are just as ineffective.  

Question by:JRT55
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    Expert Comment

    you should NOT copy the my documents folder, it is a system folder
    relocate the my documents in this way :
    start>right click "my documents">select properties>location tab, and select here the new location
    Now all should be well !
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    Expert Comment

    Make sure your Quick Launch shortcut icons are present in this path:

    C:\Documents and Settings\~Your Account Name~\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch


    Author Comment

    Thanks guys.  
    nobus --> I used TweakUI to specify a different path for My Documents - I understood that's one of the things TweakUI did!  And when I follow your instructions it is the new location which is (correctly) specified.
    kronie --> Except fo the fact that Docs & Setings is now under my D: partition, the quick launch folder is in that path.
    This is an odd one.
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    Accepted Solution

    If your Doc & settings folder is on D, then your path must be:

    D:\Documents and Settings\~Your Account Name~\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

    Can you see that folder in that path???

    And what about creating a new toolbar, as follows:
    Right click on your taskbar > Toolbars > New Toolbar,
    and specify a folder where your shortcuts are placed.

    I think that would solve the issue.



    Author Comment

    Thanks knonie.  I created another folder in the specific IE folder you mentioned, called Quick Launch2, & populated it with desired shortcuts.  At that point I could display either or both of the QL and QL2 toolbars.  Then I returned to the IE folder and deleted the original QL sub-folder, and then renamed the QL2 sub-folder to remove the "2".  Returning to the desktop now gave me a single working QL toolbar.
    In hindsight this all seems so simple compared to the complicated array of alternative solutions I'd seen.  What I wish I knew for sure is whether to blame TweakUI for this or not?
    Anyway, from a newbie to this site, and an Aussie to boot.... thanks mate!

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