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Dragging drives from my computer to the quickstart/launch bar

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mad Ad, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Mad Ad

    Mad Ad Flightless Bird

    how?

    Ive always done it from win95 to XP, my whole pc experience is through
    accessing these drives..but if i drag a drive now it pins it to some obscure
    submenu meaning more clicks just to open a drive making it pointless to move
    it from my computer

    http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/907/image1dy.png

    picture incase anyones not sure what i mean...why wont win7 let me put them
    there, and how can i make it so?

    thanks
     
  2. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    On 14/03/2010 12:11, Mad Ad wrote:
    > how?
    >
    > Ive always done it from win95 to XP, my whole pc experience is through
    > accessing these drives..but if i drag a drive now it pins it to some obscure
    > submenu


    It pins it to the Windows Explorer icon. Right-click-choose drive. Not
    that hard or obscure...
     
  3. Fishface

    Fishface Flightless Bird

    Mad Ad wrote:
    > Ive always done it from win95 to XP, my whole pc experience is through
    > accessing these drives..but if i drag a drive now it pins it to some obscure
    > submenu meaning more clicks just to open a drive making it pointless to
    >move > it from my computer
    >
    > http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/907/image1dy.png
    >
    > picture incase anyones not sure what i mean...why wont win7 let me put them
    > there, and how can i make it so?


    You might try this:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/888-quick-launch-enable-disable.html
     
  4. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 14 Mar 2010 12:11:13 -0000, "Mad Ad"
    <~~@...madmail(at)ntlworld(dot)com...@~~> wrote:

    >how?
    >
    >Ive always done it from win95 to XP, my whole pc experience is through
    >accessing these drives..but if i drag a drive now it pins it to some obscure
    >submenu meaning more clicks just to open a drive making it pointless to move
    >it from my computer
    >
    >http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/907/image1dy.png
    >
    >picture incase anyones not sure what i mean...why wont win7 let me put them
    >there, and how can i make it so?
    >
    >thanks


    Probably a long shot, but if you can put a Windows Explorer icon on
    the Quicklaunch bar where you want it, then you can adjust the Target
    properties to open the drive you want. And if that works, you can add
    as many more Windows Explorer icons as you like, setting each of them
    to open the desired drives.
     
  5. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Mad Ad wrote:
    > how?
    >
    > Ive always done it from win95 to XP, my whole pc experience is
    > through accessing these drives..but if i drag a drive now it pins it
    > to some obscure submenu meaning more clicks just to open a drive
    > making it pointless to move it from my computer


    What I have done is created my own toolbar. All you have to do is create
    an empty folder somewhere then make it the target of a "New toolbar"
    instruction. After that, you can drag whatever you want, including
    drives, to your new custom toolbar, just like in the olde daze, with
    optional title and text.

    http://crash.thedatalist.com/temp/toolbar.png

    --
    Crash

    "When you want to fool the world, tell the truth."
    ~ Otto von Bismarck ~
     
  6. Mad Ad

    Mad Ad Flightless Bird

    "Gordon" <gbplinux@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hnijvt$3sm$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 14/03/2010 12:11, Mad Ad wrote:
    >> how?
    >>
    >> Ive always done it from win95 to XP, my whole pc experience is through
    >> accessing these drives..but if i drag a drive now it pins it to some
    >> obscure
    >> submenu

    >
    > It pins it to the Windows Explorer icon. Right-click-choose drive. Not
    > that hard or obscure...


    Right, and if you read my request I want 1 click access again. Not that
    useful or helpful...
     
  7. Mad Ad

    Mad Ad Flightless Bird

    "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:XIann.18478$ND2.7168@newsfe05.iad...
    > Mad Ad wrote:
    >> how?
    >>
    >> Ive always done it from win95 to XP, my whole pc experience is through
    >> accessing these drives..but if i drag a drive now it pins it to some
    >> obscure submenu meaning more clicks just to open a drive making it
    >> pointless to move it from my computer

    >
    > What I have done is created my own toolbar. All you have to do is create
    > an empty folder somewhere then make it the target of a "New toolbar"
    > instruction. After that, you can drag whatever you want, including
    > drives, to your new custom toolbar, just like in the olde daze, with
    > optional title and text.
    >
    > http://crash.thedatalist.com/temp/toolbar.png
    >
    > --
    > Crash
    >
    > "When you want to fool the world, tell the truth."
    > ~ Otto von Bismarck ~


    Thank you Gordon Fishface and Dave. I used the information and have made a
    toolbar and dragged it over so its where the quicklaunch was. Mission
    accomplished.

    Thanks again.

    Ad
     
  8. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    "Mad Ad" <~~@...madmail(at)ntlworld(dot)com...@~~> wrote in message
    news:Nn4nn.51878$%h1.16689@newsfe03.ams2...
    > how?
    >
    > Ive always done it from win95 to XP, my whole pc experience is through
    > accessing these drives..but if i drag a drive now it pins it to some
    > obscure submenu meaning more clicks just to open a drive making it
    > pointless to move it from my computer
    >
    > http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/907/image1dy.png
    >
    > picture incase anyones not sure what i mean...why wont win7 let me put
    > them there, and how can i make it so?


    What you want to do is to restore the Quicklaunch toolbar and then you'll be
    able to do as you did with XP and earlier versions of Windows. To do that,
    just follow the steps in this article:

    http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/restore-quick-launch-bar-in-windows-7/


    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7 Home Premium
     

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