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Shortcut to sidebar

Posted on 2012-03-14
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Windows 7 generally allows shortcuts in the side bar as shown in the first image. However, as shown in the second image, sometimes the icons look different and it appears that they cannot be changed. Is there any way around this. I would like to change the sidebar in the second image to reflect at least one shortcut to my dropbox folder. Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Question by:rtod2
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by:vmagan
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ok so what we need to get back is the organize toolbar. Once we get that we click on Organize -> layout -> navigation pane.

Let me see if i can remove then re-add mine so I can tell you how to get it back.
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by:vmagan
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try going to control panel -> folder options-> on the general tab check off under "navigation pane" show all foders and automatically expand to current folder.

Let me know if this works.
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by:vmagan
ID: 37722016
I noticed that you are trying to upload something (attachment). This window pane does not show up when uploading docs. This view is available when you open up my computer or windows explorer but not when attaching docs.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Not all programs have the full functionality that the Windows Explorer has the 2nd picture is an example of this. what program were you using for picture #2?
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by:rtod2
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Thank you both. I've seen this pop up on a variety of occasions and I think that you may be right. The program used to bring it up doesn't have full functionality but I always thought there was something that would allow you to change it. In this case, the program I am using is the latest Firefox and happened in this instance when I was trying to attach a file to a gmail message using mail.google.com webmail.
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by:vmagan
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Yup you dont have that option when attaching files. You only get the icons on the left hand side not the explorer view with all the folders.
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by:vmagan
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was this resolved or do you have any other questions in regards to the sidebar?
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by:rtod2
ID: 37727223
The question is still open. I'm looking for a way to add a shortcut to the side-bar shown in the second screenshot.
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by:vmagan
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The 2nd screen shot is an attempt to upload an  attachment and this is not possible on an attachment. All you can do is open up my computer on the left and navigate to your file.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 250 total points
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unfortunately you have absolutely no control it is how the upload a file is coded by the website. I did a test using chrome/ie/firefox and gmail and experts exchange.

IE at gmail was the only one to show the results that you got. but only for gmail and not experts exchange.

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by:rtod2
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I still feel certain there is a way around this. Thank you for the response
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