Windows 10: Add Recent Folders and/or Links/Favorites to Navigation Pane Solved


  1. Posts : 57
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       31 Dec 2015 #1

    Add Recent Folders and/or Links/Favorites to Navigation Pane


    I hope I'm not duplicating known information here. I've seen adding shortcuts for these folders to Quick Access, but not rooted in the Navigation Pane. Here is what I've got now:

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    Critical info regarding display in Navigation Pane was found here:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx

    Critical info regarding the appropriate flags for display in Open/Save dialogs was found here:

    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...-vanishes.html

    These files work on a per-user basis. This avoids having to deal with Ownership/Permissions issues of the CLSIDs under HKLM.

    So here are the files:

    Links-Add to NavPane-Per User-32-bit.reg
    Links-Add to NavPane-Per User-64-bit.reg
    Recent Folders-Add to NavPane-Per User-64bit.reg
    Recent Folders-Add to NavPane-Per User-32bit.reg

    Fist time adding Screenshot & attachments here -- hope I got it right!

    Keith
    Add Recent Folders and/or Links/Favorites to Navigation Pane Attached Files
    Last edited by KeithM; 03 Jan 2016 at 00:23. Reason: Correction to attachemts
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  2.    05 Jan 2016 #2

    Keith, great job and great work!

    Thanks so much for making these instant fixes available.
    Two clicks and "Recent Folders" was installed in my NavPane in my local language.

    This is going to make my life so much easier!
    thanks
    cimaise
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  3. Posts : 57
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       05 Jan 2016 #3

    You're welcome, Cimaise. It was a fun exercise to figure it out. I learned a lot in the process!

    Keith
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  4.    18 Jan 2016 #4

    Keith


    KeithM said: View Post
    You're welcome, Cimaise. It was a fun exercise to figure it out. I learned a lot in the process!

    Keith
    Hi
    Im using win 10 64x how do I it ? I double click in the 2 files and it doesn't appear under quick access
    What should I do ?
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  5. Posts : 57
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    Thread Starter
       19 Jan 2016 #5

    cmartins said: View Post
    Hi
    Im using win 10 64x how do I it ? I double click in the 2 files and it doesn't appear under quick access
    What should I do ?
    Which two files exactly? Did you ttry right-clicking & selecting Merge?

    Keith
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  6.    19 Jan 2016 #6

    Keith
    I discovered today that It appears when I go to open or save a Word/Excel (document) file but doesent appear in File Explorer screen. is it correct ?
    I applied de 2 files for 64 x
    See attached de 4 images


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  7. Posts : 57
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       19 Jan 2016 #7

    They should be showing in File Explorer as well...

    Can you post an export or screenshot of HKCR\CLSID\{22877a6d-37a1-461a-91b0-dbda5aaebc99}

    Keith
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  • Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Pro (unfortunately)
       23 Jan 2016 #8

    Pure genius! Great job
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