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Add a User Defined Folders in Places bar

This setting enables you to add a new user defined folder to places bar.

Tweak for : Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Places Bar is placed on the left side of Microsoft Office “Open/Save dialog” to allow the user fast access to History, Desktop, My Documents etc. You can add a new user defined folder to this bar.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkeys “\10.0\Common\Open Find\Places\UserDefinedPlaces” are not present, create it as explained below. Now, create a key “PlaceN”, if not existing. N stands for any number starting from 1. Create two string value names, “Name” and “Path”, if these values do not exist. Now, right-click them and modify the data values with the name of the folder and its full path to enable the setting. To go back to original settings, just delete the sub key “PlaceN”.

Click “OK” and close the registry editor.

Logoff or restart your system.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

'User Defined Folder' is eing added in the Places bar.

Default folders are visible in the places bar.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0 \Common\Open Find\Places\UserDefinedPlaces\], key and create a new key with the name "PlaceN" under "UserDefinedPlaces".

Now, right-click in the open area to create a String Value with the name "Name" in "PlaceN" key.

Next, right-click on "Name" and click on 'Modify'.

Enter the value "User Defined Name" without quotation in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Now, right-click in the open area to create a String Value with the name "Path" in "PlaceN" key.

Next, right-click on "Path" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "User Defined Path" without quotation in the text box and click on 'OK'.Once you are done. Exit from registry. After a restart or logoff, the changes take effect.

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