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Anonymous
September 9, 2005 2:49:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

On XP Pro I used to have it set up so that when I opened or saved a file
(regardless of the program being used) it would show the folder list on
the left side of the open/save file window (like in Windows Explorer when
you do a folder list in the left pane). Now, it only shows certain
groupings like My Documents, My Computer, My Network, etc. in the left
pane. How do I get folders back?
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 6:12:19 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

It's called the Places bar.

Places bar
[[Provides shortcuts to places on your computer or the network from which
you can open a file, such as the History folder, the desktop, or My Network
Places. When you click a location, it will appear in Look in, and the files
and folders in the selected location will be listed at the right.]]

Use TweakUI, Edit the registry or use System Policy Editor. Or if Office
XP, scroll down.

Edit the Places bar locations in Open Save As common dialog boxes
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/PlacesBar.htm

This works for 2002 also.
How to Customize the Places Bar Word 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;205041

Microsoft Office XP
HOW TO Customize the My Places Bar in the Open and Save As Dialog Boxes
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;282087

Customize the Places Bar in Office XP
http://www.petri.co.il/customize_the_places_bar_in_offi...

+++

TweakUI
[+] Common Dialogs
Places bar

Places bar
 Custom places bar

Places bar
[[This enables changing the location when a common dialog is opened. You can
use the default values or you can choose a custom location to open when a
common dialog box is opened.]]

Common Dialog Boxes
[[The common dialog boxes, such as the Save As dialog box, display the
places bar on the left side. These are shortcuts to common folders, which
make getting around much easier. By default, you see the History, Documents,
Desktop, Favorites, and My Network Places folders there. You can customize
the folders that appear in the places bar by using the Common Dialogs
category in Tweak UI.]]

Download TweakUI here >>>

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...

Tweak UI
TweakUI.exe
===

Tweak UI for Windows XP Guide
http://www.winxpsolution.com/Tweakuixppro.aspx

+++

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\comdlg3
2\PlacesBar
Place0
Place1
Place2
Place3
Place4

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:p an.2005.09.09.18.25.12.759969@gmail.com,
Curtis Vaughan <cavaughan@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> On XP Pro I used to have it set up so that when I opened or saved a file
> (regardless of the program being used) it would show the folder list on
> the left side of the open/save file window (like in Windows Explorer when
> you do a folder list in the left pane). Now, it only shows certain
> groupings like My Documents, My Computer, My Network, etc. in the left
> pane. How do I get folders back?

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:p an.2005.09.09.17.49.18.166807@gmail.com,
Curtis Vaughan <cavaughan@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> On XP Pro I used to have it set up so that when I opened or saved a file
> (regardless of the program being used) it would show the folder list on
> the left side of the open/save file window (like in Windows Explorer when
> you do a folder list in the left pane). Now, it only shows certain
> groupings like My Documents, My Computer, My Network, etc. in the left
> pane. How do I get folders back?
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 7:20:57 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Yeh, I found a lot of information about Places Bar. I've tried the Tweak
UI and various reg. edits and Group policy changes, but nothing seems to
do what I want to do. In fact, I'm now beginning to believe what I thought
was possible, isn't. What I want is so that like in Windows Explorer where
you have a file listing in left-hand pane, so to when opening and saving
files.

Looking through the various info that you have sent I also don't see that
very solution.

Could you please help me out?

Curtis


On Fri, 09 Sep 2005 15:12:19 -0600, Wesley Vogel wrote:

> It's called the Places bar.
>
> Places bar
> [[Provides shortcuts to places on your computer or the network from which
> you can open a file, such as the History folder, the desktop, or My Network
> Places. When you click a location, it will appear in Look in, and the files
> and folders in the selected location will be listed at the right.]]
>
> Use TweakUI, Edit the registry or use System Policy Editor. Or if Office
> XP, scroll down.
>
> Edit the Places bar locations in Open Save As common dialog boxes
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/PlacesBar.htm
>
> This works for 2002 also.
> How to Customize the Places Bar Word 2000
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;205041
>
> Microsoft Office XP
> HOW TO Customize the My Places Bar in the Open and Save As Dialog Boxes
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;282087
>
> Customize the Places Bar in Office XP
> http://www.petri.co.il/customize_the_places_bar_in_offi...
>
> +++
>
> TweakUI
> [+] Common Dialogs
> Places bar
>
> Places bar
>  Custom places bar
>
> Places bar
> [[This enables changing the location when a common dialog is opened. You can
> use the default values or you can choose a custom location to open when a
> common dialog box is opened.]]
>
> Common Dialog Boxes
> [[The common dialog boxes, such as the Save As dialog box, display the
> places bar on the left side. These are shortcuts to common folders, which
> make getting around much easier. By default, you see the History, Documents,
> Desktop, Favorites, and My Network Places folders there. You can customize
> the folders that appear in the places bar by using the Common Dialogs
> category in Tweak UI.]]
>
> Download TweakUI here >>>
>
> Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>
> Tweak UI
> TweakUI.exe
> ===
>
> Tweak UI for Windows XP Guide
> http://www.winxpsolution.com/Tweakuixppro.aspx
>
> +++
>
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\comdlg3
> 2\PlacesBar
> Place0
> Place1
> Place2
> Place3
> Place4
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:p an.2005.09.09.18.25.12.759969@gmail.com,
> Curtis Vaughan <cavaughan@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
>> On XP Pro I used to have it set up so that when I opened or saved a file
>> (regardless of the program being used) it would show the folder list on
>> the left side of the open/save file window (like in Windows Explorer when
>> you do a folder list in the left pane). Now, it only shows certain
>> groupings like My Documents, My Computer, My Network, etc. in the left
>> pane. How do I get folders back?
Related resources
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 10:32:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi Curtis,

I am not sure what you're after. You can have five shortcuts in the Places
Bar. You can customize those five to ones that you use most often. You
cannot have a tree view like Windows Explorer that you can scroll through.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:p an.2005.09.09.22.20.52.909571@gmail.com,
Curtis Vaughan <cavaughan@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> Yeh, I found a lot of information about Places Bar. I've tried the Tweak
> UI and various reg. edits and Group policy changes, but nothing seems to
> do what I want to do. In fact, I'm now beginning to believe what I thought
> was possible, isn't. What I want is so that like in Windows Explorer where
> you have a file listing in left-hand pane, so to when opening and saving
> files.
>
> Looking through the various info that you have sent I also don't see that
> very solution.
>
> Could you please help me out?
>
> Curtis
>
>
> On Fri, 09 Sep 2005 15:12:19 -0600, Wesley Vogel wrote:
>
>> It's called the Places bar.
>>
>> Places bar
>> [[Provides shortcuts to places on your computer or the network from which
>> you can open a file, such as the History folder, the desktop, or My
>> Network Places. When you click a location, it will appear in Look in,
>> and the files and folders in the selected location will be listed at the
>> right.]]
>>
>> Use TweakUI, Edit the registry or use System Policy Editor. Or if Office
>> XP, scroll down.
>>
>> Edit the Places bar locations in Open Save As common dialog boxes
>> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/PlacesBar.htm
>>
>> This works for 2002 also.
>> How to Customize the Places Bar Word 2000
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;205041
>>
>> Microsoft Office XP
>> HOW TO Customize the My Places Bar in the Open and Save As Dialog Boxes
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;282087
>>
>> Customize the Places Bar in Office XP
>> http://www.petri.co.il/customize_the_places_bar_in_offi...
>>
>> +++
>>
>> TweakUI
>> [+] Common Dialogs
>> Places bar
>>
>> Places bar
>>  Custom places bar
>>
>> Places bar
>> [[This enables changing the location when a common dialog is opened. You
>> can use the default values or you can choose a custom location to open
>> when a common dialog box is opened.]]
>>
>> Common Dialog Boxes
>> [[The common dialog boxes, such as the Save As dialog box, display the
>> places bar on the left side. These are shortcuts to common folders, which
>> make getting around much easier. By default, you see the History,
>> Documents, Desktop, Favorites, and My Network Places folders there. You
>> can customize the folders that appear in the places bar by using the
>> Common Dialogs category in Tweak UI.]]
>>
>> Download TweakUI here >>>
>>
>> Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>>
>> Tweak UI
>> TweakUI.exe
>> ===
>>
>> Tweak UI for Windows XP Guide
>> http://www.winxpsolution.com/Tweakuixppro.aspx
>>
>> +++
>>
>>
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\comdlg3
>> 2\PlacesBar
>> Place0
>> Place1
>> Place2
>> Place3
>> Place4
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:p an.2005.09.09.18.25.12.759969@gmail.com,
>> Curtis Vaughan <cavaughan@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> On XP Pro I used to have it set up so that when I opened or saved a file
>>> (regardless of the program being used) it would show the folder list on
>>> the left side of the open/save file window (like in Windows Explorer
>>> when you do a folder list in the left pane). Now, it only shows certain
>>> groupings like My Documents, My Computer, My Network, etc. in the left
>>> pane. How do I get folders back?
Anonymous
September 11, 2005 11:11:15 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Which is exactly what I thought. I did want a tree view though. Thanks for
confirming what I thought was, in fact, the case.

Curtis

On Fri, 09 Sep 2005 19:32:05 -0600, Wesley Vogel wrote:

> Hi Curtis,
>
> I am not sure what you're after. You can have five shortcuts in the Places
> Bar. You can customize those five to ones that you use most often. You
> cannot have a tree view like Windows Explorer that you can scroll through.
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