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Ext User(Donny)
04-06-2007, 01:33 PM
I would like to create a shortcut to the desktop folder. It takes way
too long to click on 'My Documents,' and then click on the 'Desktop'
button on the side bar.

When I browse to C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Desktop, it doesn't
show everything on my desktop. (IE, office programs, programs)

Thanks for the help,
Chris

Ext User(Shenan Stanley)
04-06-2007, 01:53 PM
Donny wrote:
> I would like to create a shortcut to the desktop folder. It takes
> way too long to click on 'My Documents,' and then click on the
> 'Desktop' button on the side bar.
>
> When I browse to C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Desktop, it doesn't
> show everything on my desktop. (IE, office programs, programs)

Shortcut creation to:
%USERPROFILE%\Desktop

Don't forget - everything on your desktop/in your start menu may not be on
*your* start menu/desktop...

%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop is incorporated as well.

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Ext User(Ramesh, MS-MVP)
05-06-2007, 04:53 PM
Hi Chris,

I don't see a reason why you need a shortcut to access the Desktop folder, as minimizing the open windows should provide access to your own Desktop. Perhaps I'm missing something?

The Desktop is a namespace item which shows files and folders from the user's desktop folder (%userprofile%\desktop), all users desktop folder (%allusersprofile%\desktop) *plus* other namespace icons such as Internet Explorer, My Computer etc.

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"Donny" <ChrisJBeyer@gmail.com> wrote in message news:1180923621.714166.187580@q75g2000hsh.googlegr oups.com...
I would like to create a shortcut to the desktop folder. It takes way
too long to click on 'My Documents,' and then click on the 'Desktop'
button on the side bar.

When I browse to C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Desktop, it doesn't
show everything on my desktop. (IE, office programs, programs)

Thanks for the help,
Chris

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