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Lost "My Music" from Start Menu


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#1 cpotter

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 01:30 PM

Just built my 1st computer. Installed Windows XP. Bought a new 160GB HD. Partitioned 20 MB to use for XP and remainder for data. Moved my documents, my pictures, and my music folders to F:\ (the data drive - 140GB) and renamed these folders documents, music, and pictures without "my". In the process I somehow deleted the "my music" or now "music" directory. Can easily create a new directory f:\music. But the link to "music" no longer appears on the start menu. Have gone through the control panel to "customize start menu" and made sure that my music is displayed as a link. But no success.

Went through reg_edit to:
hikey_current_user/software/microsoft/windows/explorer/shell folders

Found the entry My Music. It has no associated data. Changed data to "f:\music" where I created the new directory.

When I log out and log back in, "my music" or "music" still does not appear on the start menu. I go back into reg_edit and the data value I set for "my music" is gone again. It will not hold it.

Please help me fix this. Thanks. Chad

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 09:29 PM

This link may help you:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_shell_folders.htm




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