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Add a shortcut to Favorites link in navigation pane for all users via GPO or registry

I have removed most everything in the Navigation pane from my users. I still have the favorites link but I want to add a short cut to my documents to all users. I need the My document where the arrow is.

Can anyone help? I figured it would be %userprofile%\links\my documents, but not sure how to make it work

Thank you so much




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SandeshdubeyCommented:
Copy the required.url in NETLOGON folder on DC.Apply a logon script to the users.

Script Code:

copy /y “\\DCname\NETLOGON\required.url “"%UserProfile%\Desktop"
cls
exit

Note:The above will place required.url file on user's Desktop. The code of the Script is such that it will copy the required.url file to all user profile of Windows XP,Vista,win2008,etc..
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AcklesCommented:
You can user Group Policy Preference in this way:
Go to User Configuration > Prefrences > Shortcuts > New

Now select the Action as Create
In Target Type > the one you want
Location > Explorer Favorites

This should get you the result.
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jmichaelpalermo4Author Commented:
thank you, so what is the required.url for my documents on a windows 7? We use folder redirect. maybe I am just missing something silly, but how is the do i create the required.url when its a folder redirect. How do I create a shortcut/required.url

here is what I have for a path

\\myDC\folderedirect$\%USERPROFILE%\My Documents

If I just create a shortcut on my desktop to copy to the Dc, it says cannot be found. Is there another way to create this .url.

Thanks again
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jmichaelpalermo4Author Commented:
Good article, I not to that point yet though.... Maybe I am not expressing what I need clearly, sorry about that. I dont need a shortcut to explorer favorites. I need a shortcut within the \links in the navigation pane as indicated in my picture above

Thank you both for helping
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AcklesCommented:
Hi,
Please see the link, it states that you can specify the location of Links in Folder Redirection & then you can use the same as source of your path:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/linkshare.htm

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jmichaelpalermo4Author Commented:
Problem solved, thanks for your input
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