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    Two Favorites folders? (XP SR1)

    I would like to have access to frequently used netowrk folders (about 10 of them) from the start menu. I thought a good way to do this would be through a menu akin to the Favorites folder and include shortcuts to these network folders, but I don

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    Re: Two Favorites folders? (XP SR1)

    Terry, If you've navigated to them in Windows Explorer using My network places | Entire network etc. as opposed to mapping a drive, then enable 'My Network places' on the start menu.

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    Re: Two Favorites folders? (XP SR1)

    Thanks for the response. I am probably asking too much of Windows, but I would like to have the shortcuts on a flyout menu like Favorites or 'All Programs.'

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    Re: Two Favorites folders? (XP SR1)

    Terry, Sorry I don't know how to do that. You can look at the following sites if you are up to a lot of digging:
    http://www.jsiinc.com/ http://www.aumha.org/ http://www2.cajun.net/~theriots/blk/index.html http://www.dougknox.com/
    http://www.broomeman.com/support/xp.html
    Maybe one of these will have the information you need.

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    Re: Two Favorites folders? (XP SR1)

    I'm not in front of an XP machine, but based on what I can do in W2K, I would have thought it was simply a matter of:

    Start > Settings > TaskBar & Start Menu . . .
    Advanced > Advanced >
    File > New > Folder
    (Name it "My Favourite Network Places" or whatever)
    Within that new folder add ten shortcuts to Explorer
    Right_Click each shortcut > Properties >
    Enter the Explorer shortcut as required: e.g.
    %SystemRoot%explorer.exe /n, /e,/root,dataserverdatadatasheets
    would take you to subfolder 'datasheets' of folder 'data' on network machine 'dataserver'

    More info:
    Q130510 : Command-Line Switches for Windows Explorer
    Q307856 : HOW TO: Customize the Windows Explorer Views in Windows XP
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