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GUID - Generate in Windows

  1. #10


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    Yep, it would involve manually adding the GUID and other keys to the registry for this.

    What were you wanting to do this for the folder with the GUID? It all depends for what you may need to do in the registry. There may also be an alternative for the folder.

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  2. #11


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    64-bit Windows 8


    In all my experimenting with Windows, I've had occasion to use GUID's in several ways. But what I was thinking of at the moment was the special kind of shortcut links that you can create by using a GUID in the folder name. They create "expanding menus" when used in a toolbar. But you can only do that with a folder that has a GUID. An ordinary folder shortcut won't expand into a menu.
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  3. #12


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    Well, here's an example of my E:\Images folder being referenced to a GUID in the registry to help. This would be the .reg file to add it for this.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{bcf54cb8-7ae3-4fa6-9ec5-573ef99f9912}]
    @="Folder Name"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{bcf54cb8-7ae3-4fa6-9ec5-573ef99f9912}\Shell\Open\Command]
    @="explorer E:\\Images"

    Once added, here's an example of a shortcut target using the GUID to open the folder.


    explorer.exe shell:::{bcf54cb8-7ae3-4fa6-9ec5-573ef99f9912}
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  4. #13


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    64-bit Windows 8


    For some reason, the "Command" subkey wasn't getting any value. I fixed it by typing the value into the Registry myself, and now the GUID works when used as in your example.

    Unfortunately, it still doesn't work the way I hoped it would -- i.e. when used in a folder's name to create a link. I've noted before that some GUID's work that way and some don't, though I still don't understand why. Anyway, thanks for your assistance. :)
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  5. #14


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    Anytime. Is there any way to use the normal full path of the folder as the target of a shortcut for what you were wanting to do?
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  6. #15


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    64-bit Windows 8


    In general, regular shortcuts are fine. But when you have a toolbar, like that one I designed with many items in it for that other tutorial, a shortcut won't open into a cascading sub-menu in the toolbar, unless it's the special kind of shortcut that I used there, made with a folder name like "AdminTools.{d20ea4e1-3957-11d2-a40b-0c5020524153}" and so on. I was hoping that kind of folder name would work with a GUID that I created, but it apparently doesn't.
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