Adding to "My Computer"


S

Sid Elbow

Is it possible to add "My Network Places" as an item in the "My
Computer" window?

Or better yet, to add the local Workgroup link from MNP to "My Computer".
 
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Dave Patrick

I don't think so. "Network Places" is out of scope for the symbolic "My
Computer"


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John John - MVP

Sid said:
Is it possible to add "My Network Places" as an item in the "My
Computer" window?

Or better yet, to add the local Workgroup link from MNP to "My Computer".

Add it here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace

http://www.joejoe.org/forum/topic/3483-tutorial-to-add-extra-stuff-in-my-computerdesktop/

Note: I tried it on XP but this should also work on all versions from
Windows 95 to XP... and likely it may also work with the newer Windows
Vista/7. The pane will open to a search on the left but if you click
search without entering anything in the search box it will list all the
computers on the network.

John
 
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John John - MVP

Sid said:
Hey, that looks like just the job! Thanks, John, I'll give it a try.

You're welcome. I should add that the information in the link provided
is a bit scant.

You have to add a new key under
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace

and give it a suitable name, then modify the default value in the key's
right pane with the proper CLSID extension. For example, my exported
key is like so:

----------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\My
Network]
@="{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}"

-------------------------------------------------------------------


You might need to restart or refresh Explorer.exe (hit F5) for changes
to apply.

John
 
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