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  • I'm able to navigate partitions via the shortcut in the Jump List, this requires 3 stops (click Start-mouse to Documents-mouse to C:).

    Is it possible to have that shortcut in the Taskbar or Quick Launch toolbar while retaining it's navigation abilities so it's a single click or mouse over, (C:)?

    Friday, August 27, 2010 5:38 PM

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  • Ah I understand.  You can't do this from an icon on the taskbar, but if you create a toolbar, it will work similar to the same function in Windows 95-XP.

    1 - Right-click a blank area of the taskbar and choose Toolbars > New Toolbar.

    2 - Navigate to your desktop/Computer and highlight the C drive, then click "Select Folder"

    3 - A new toolbar will appear on your taskbar such as that you can click the arrow on the toolbar to explore the drive as an expandable menu.

     

     


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    • Marked as answer by Selvan777 Monday, August 30, 2010 5:54 PM
    Monday, August 30, 2010 4:43 PM

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  • If I understand you correctly, you wish the default folder that opens when you click the Explorer icon to be the C: drive, correct?  If this is the case, here's how to set it.  If not, kindly reply back with additional details:

    1 - Right-click the Explorer icon in the Taskbar, then right-click the "Windows Explorer" item in the Jump list. Choose Properties.

    2 - In the Target box, you should see this text already:  %windir%\explorer.exe

         Add a space, then C: to the target box.  Altogether, it should look like this:  %windir%\explorer.exe c:

    3 - Click OK to save the changes.

     


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    Monday, August 30, 2010 2:18 PM
  • Thanks but no, I want to be able to navigate the partitions (c:, d:) like in the image below but from the Taskbar or Quick Launch which is hidden just above the system tray.

     

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    Monday, August 30, 2010 3:11 PM
  • Ah I understand.  You can't do this from an icon on the taskbar, but if you create a toolbar, it will work similar to the same function in Windows 95-XP.

    1 - Right-click a blank area of the taskbar and choose Toolbars > New Toolbar.

    2 - Navigate to your desktop/Computer and highlight the C drive, then click "Select Folder"

    3 - A new toolbar will appear on your taskbar such as that you can click the arrow on the toolbar to explore the drive as an expandable menu.

     

     


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    • Marked as answer by Selvan777 Monday, August 30, 2010 5:54 PM
    Monday, August 30, 2010 4:43 PM
  • Thanks for that although I've decided to not use it because it just takes up way too much screen space.
    Monday, August 30, 2010 5:55 PM
  • You can also add Computer, rather than going the additional step and selecting a drive under Computer, as a New Toolbar, then when you click on it, your drives are listed vertically for you to select form.

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    Rich All software is bug-free, assuming sufficiently clever definitions of "feature" and "expected behaviour" - Steve Rehrauer
    Monday, August 30, 2010 6:00 PM
  • Hey, I can live with that, thanks a bunch for the trouble with the pic.

    Let me ask you, do you use Quick Launch on Windows 7?

    Monday, August 30, 2010 7:03 PM
  • I personally do not, because it's mostly just duplication.  For example, why have one Outlook icon in the QuickLaunch, another one for the running program that is Outlook, and yet a third one over by the clock just to remind me I have Outlook running.

    Basically, I like "one icon to rule them all" that the default provides.


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    Monday, August 30, 2010 9:59 PM
  • It is duplication, but on this family laptop, I need it.

    All of us use the icons in the the taskbar but, I use the quick launch to hide my routine maintenance tasks apps and the like at the opposite end.

    Anyway, the reason I asked is because I can't figure out how to make the double arrow stay above all the icons rather than staying below only the first row of icons.  Mine is a left positioned task bar and I currently have to use 2 invisible folders to fill that top row.

    Monday, August 30, 2010 10:18 PM
  • You can't do this from an icon on the taskbar
    Ofcourse you can pin partitions, folders, network shares and files to taskbar:

    Pin folder to taskbar
    Pin file to taskbar
    Friday, September 3, 2010 11:24 AM