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    Adding a Folder Location to the Save/As Side Bar (XXP - SP2)

    How do I add/delete a folder location to the Side Bar links when saving files by File>Save/Save As? Currently my options are: My Recent Documents, Desktop, My Documents, My Computer, & My Network Places. I would like to add two mapped network drive and delete a couple of the current ones. I read something on a website about editing the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionPoliciescomdlg32PlacesBar. I don't have the comdlg32PlacesBar. Thanks!

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    Re: Adding a Folder Location to the Save/As Side B

    Try the thread beginning with <post:=667,702>post 667,702</post:>.

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    Re: Adding a Folder Location to the Save/As Side B

    Leif, that helped with the Office products but I still would like to change it for all applications, including IE and Adobe products (Professional, Reader, etc). Is there a way to change the My Places Bar for those applications?

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    Re: Adding a Folder Location to the Save/As Side B

    Try this other <post:=637,702>post 637,702</post:> from HansV then!

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    Re: Adding a Folder Location to the Save/As Side B

    Microsoft's free utility TweakUI XP (available from Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP) lets you customize the Places Bar.

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    Re: Adding a Folder Location to the Save/As Side B

    It is limited to predefined choices. I cannot add a mapped network drive.

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    Re: Adding a Folder Location to the Save/As Side B

    In that case, you'll have to edit the Windows Registry, as explained in the other link in the post Leif referred to:

    Edit the Places bar locations in Open/Save As boxes

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    Re: Adding a Folder Location to the Save/As Side B

    Alternatively, there is a method for creating shortcuts to network paths in My Documents in <post:=329,621>post 329,621</post:> (I suggest you read the whole thread.)
    It may not be exactly what you want, but My Documents would only add one click to where you want to go.

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    Re: Adding a Folder Location to the Save/As Side B

    Thanks, guys. I read all the threads and for now I think I will stop after having changed the default Save/Save As locations for the Office applications. I would have loved to have been able to totally revise the My Places Bar from the registry, but as noted in my original post I do not have comdlg32PlacesBar under HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionPoliciescomdlg32PlacesBar . I know one of the threads said if you didn't have the PlacesBar folder to just create it. My problem is that I also didn't have the comdlg32 folder. Could I also create that folder/

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    Re: Adding a Folder Location to the Save/As Side B

    I assume that you can go to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionPolicies.
    If there is no key named comdlg32 under Policies, make sure that you have clicked on Policies, then select Edit | New | Key, type comdlg32 and press Enter.
    Then, make sure that comdlg32 is still selected, and select Edit | New | Key, type PlacesBar and press Enter.
    Make sure that PlacesBar is selected. Select Edit | New | String Value, type Place0 and press Enter.
    Double click Place0, and enter the path you want to use.
    You can also create Place1 to Place4.

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    Re: Adding a Folder Location to the Save/As Side B

    Thanks, Hans! That'll do it.

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