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Open folders using a Run Command

, 7 Dec 2010 CPOL
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Introduction

In an attempt to make a program with intellisense on the Run Dialog I came across a trick I had to share (note this is my first article).

Background

I've been reading a few "memory" books recently and concluded its easier to remember a folders name rather than the directory it lives in. Simple.

Annoyances this trick aims to overcome

Forgetting folder locations

Double clicking My Computer taking like a minute to show the drives.

Reducing the time spent trawling through the Windows Explorer Treeview &/or traversing the hierarchy with double clicks.

Tip/Trick

  1. Create a shortcut of a favorite folder (eg Music)
  2. Rename the shortcut nicely (eg tunes)
  3. Put the shortcut in c:\Documents & settings\YourUserProfile

Now press Windows key + R > type tunes > enter

Note: Some users might need to put the short cuts in their My Documents directory. You could probably put the shortcut in any folder included in the PATH environment variable. The reason this works is because the Run command starts in the user's home directory by default.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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meaningoflights
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GeneralHere is a tool called Favorite Finder to choose all your fav... Pinmembermeaningoflights5-Dec-10 11:53 

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