JSI Tip 8038. How can I add a My Computer entry to the Microsoft Office Places Bar?

In tip 2591, I described how to customize the Office 2000 Places Bar.

In tip 0756, I introduced Special Folder keys.

To add a My Computer entry to your Microsoft Office versions Places Bar, perform steps similar to the following:

1. In Windows Explorer, select a drive or folder and press File / New / Folder.

2. Name the new folder MyComputer.\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D\}. In this example, I created it in the root of the C: drive.

3. Copy / Paste the following to an MC.REG file, after first changing Version to your office version, like 11.0, and changing PlaceN to Place1, or Place2, ... or Place5, and changing the Path to reflect where step 2 is located:


\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Version\Common\Open Find\Places\UserDefinedPlaces\PlaceN\]
"Name"="My Computer"

4. Merge the MC.REG file with your registry, or run regedit /s MC.REG.

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