how to automate desktop folder creation?

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Searching for a method of automating one of the most
basic windows actions; creating new folders.
There is an XP option to "show common tasks in folders".
One of the common tasks is to "make a new folder".
Searching for an elegant way to create new folders on the
desktop without using an explorer window. Ideally, the
solution would, with a single click, create a new empty
folder on the desktop, ready to be named.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Right Click - New - Folder

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    "Douglas Baumwall" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:09c601c54204$949df750$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    > Searching for a method of automating one of the most
    > basic windows actions; creating new folders.
    > There is an XP option to "show common tasks in folders".
    > One of the common tasks is to "make a new folder".
    > Searching for an elegant way to create new folders on the
    > desktop without using an explorer window. Ideally, the
    > solution would, with a single click, create a new empty
    > folder on the desktop, ready to be named.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Thank you! Unless I have missed something for the past 6 years.

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    In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol: http://www.dts-l.org/

    All the Best,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


    "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
    news:eMSIb3gQFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    Right Click - New - Folder

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    "Douglas Baumwall" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:09c601c54204$949df750$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    > Searching for a method of automating one of the most
    > basic windows actions; creating new folders.
    > There is an XP option to "show common tasks in folders".
    > One of the common tasks is to "make a new folder".
    > Searching for an elegant way to create new folders on the
    > desktop without using an explorer window. Ideally, the
    > solution would, with a single click, create a new empty
    > folder on the desktop, ready to be named.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Kelly,

    I'm currently using one of your scripts for this purpose.
    I'm trying to improve on your solution by avoiding use of
    explorer, so that you just click [preferably on a quick
    launch toolbar icon] and get a new folder, ready to be
    renamed.

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Thank you! Unless I have missed something for the past
    6 years.
    >
    >--
    >In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol:
    http://www.dts-l.org/
    >
    >All the Best,
    >Kelly (MS-MVP)
    >
    >Troubleshooting Windows XP
    >http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
    >
    >
    >"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
    >news:eMSIb3gQFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >Right Click - New - Folder
    >
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    >
    >"Douglas Baumwall" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in message
    >news:09c601c54204$949df750$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    >> Searching for a method of automating one of the most
    >> basic windows actions; creating new folders.
    >> There is an XP option to "show common tasks in
    folders".
    >> One of the common tasks is to "make a new
    folder".
    >> Searching for an elegant way to create new folders on
    the
    >> desktop without using an explorer window. Ideally, the
    >> solution would, with a single click, create a new empty
    >> folder on the desktop, ready to be named.
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    MS are trying to avoid UI bloat.

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    "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message news:OxpjrAmQFHA.204@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Thank you! Unless I have missed something for the past 6 years.
    >
    > --
    > In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol: http://www.dts-l.org/
    >
    > All the Best,
    > Kelly (MS-MVP)
    >
    > Troubleshooting Windows XP
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
    >
    >
    > "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
    > news:eMSIb3gQFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Right Click - New - Folder
    >
    > --
    > ----------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > "Douglas Baumwall" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:09c601c54204$949df750$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    >> Searching for a method of automating one of the most
    >> basic windows actions; creating new folders.
    >> There is an XP option to "show common tasks in folders".
    >> One of the common tasks is to "make a new folder".
    >> Searching for an elegant way to create new folders on the
    >> desktop without using an explorer window. Ideally, the
    >> solution would, with a single click, create a new empty
    >> folder on the desktop, ready to be named.
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    I am aware of the standard method for creating a new
    folder. Searching for a one click automation for creating
    a few folder on the desktop, ready to be renamed, without
    using explorer, etc.

    >-----Original Message-----
    >MS are trying to avoid UI bloat.
    >
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    >"Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:OxpjrAmQFHA.204@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> Thank you! Unless I have missed something for the
    past 6 years.
    >>
    >> --
    >> In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol:
    http://www.dts-l.org/
    >>
    >> All the Best,
    >> Kelly (MS-MVP)
    >>
    >> Troubleshooting Windows XP
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
    >>
    >>
    >> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
    >> news:eMSIb3gQFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> Right Click - New - Folder
    >>
    >> --
    >> -------------------------------------------------------
    ---
    >>
    >> "Douglas Baumwall"
    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:09c601c54204$949df750$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    >>> Searching for a method of automating one of the most
    >>> basic windows actions; creating new folders.
    >>> There is an XP option to "show common tasks in
    folders".
    >>> One of the common tasks is to "make a new
    folder".
    >>> Searching for an elegant way to create new folders on
    the
    >>> desktop without using an explorer window. Ideally, the
    >>> solution would, with a single click, create a new
    empty
    >>> folder on the desktop, ready to be named.
    >>
    >>
    >.
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Hi,

    Which one? Line 138: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    --
    In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol: http://www.dts-l.org/

    All the Best,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0b7401c54294$df54d940$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    > Kelly,
    >
    > I'm currently using one of your scripts for this purpose.
    > I'm trying to improve on your solution by avoiding use of
    > explorer, so that you just click [preferably on a quick
    > launch toolbar icon] and get a new folder, ready to be
    > renamed.
    >
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>Thank you! Unless I have missed something for the past
    > 6 years.
    >>
    >>--
    >>In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol:
    > http://www.dts-l.org/
    >>
    >>All the Best,
    >>Kelly (MS-MVP)
    >>
    >>Troubleshooting Windows XP
    >>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
    >>
    >>
    >>"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
    >>news:eMSIb3gQFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >>Right Click - New - Folder
    >>
    >>--
    >>---------------------------------------------------------
    > -
    >>
    >>"Douglas Baumwall" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote in message
    >>news:09c601c54204$949df750$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    >>> Searching for a method of automating one of the most
    >>> basic windows actions; creating new folders.
    >>> There is an XP option to "show common tasks in
    > folders".
    >>> One of the common tasks is to "make a new
    > folder".
    >>> Searching for an elegant way to create new folders on
    > the
    >>> desktop without using an explorer window. Ideally, the
    >>> solution would, with a single click, create a new empty
    >>> folder on the desktop, ready to be named.
    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Write your own

    A batch file, repeat the lines as many times as you want

    If not exist "%userprofile%\desktop\New Folder (1)" (MD "%userprofile%\desktop\New Folder (1)" & goto :EOF)
    If not exist "%userprofile%\desktop\New Folder (2)" (MD "%userprofile%\desktop\New Folder (2)" & goto :EOF)


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    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0b7401c54294$df54d940$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    > Kelly,
    >
    > I'm currently using one of your scripts for this purpose.
    > I'm trying to improve on your solution by avoiding use of
    > explorer, so that you just click [preferably on a quick
    > launch toolbar icon] and get a new folder, ready to be
    > renamed.
    >
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>Thank you! Unless I have missed something for the past
    > 6 years.
    >>
    >>--
    >>In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol:
    > http://www.dts-l.org/
    >>
    >>All the Best,
    >>Kelly (MS-MVP)
    >>
    >>Troubleshooting Windows XP
    >>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
    >>
    >>
    >>"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
    >>news:eMSIb3gQFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >>Right Click - New - Folder
    >>
    >>--
    >>---------------------------------------------------------
    > -
    >>
    >>"Douglas Baumwall" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote in message
    >>news:09c601c54204$949df750$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    >>> Searching for a method of automating one of the most
    >>> basic windows actions; creating new folders.
    >>> There is an XP option to "show common tasks in
    > folders".
    >>> One of the common tasks is to "make a new
    > folder".
    >>> Searching for an elegant way to create new folders on
    > the
    >>> desktop without using an explorer window. Ideally, the
    >>> solution would, with a single click, create a new empty
    >>> folder on the desktop, ready to be named.
    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>
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