Launch Bar and Desktop files in Windows Vista

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Windows Start Menu, Desktop, Quick Launch, File Locations

Xah Lee, 2010-05-19

Some Windows Vista tech details.

Quick Launch Toolbar

In the Taskbar, you can turn on the Quick Launch toolbar. (right click on a empty area in Taskbar, then Properties, Toolbars tab.) When Quick Launch toolbar is on, you can drag any shortcut files to it. Also, each shortcut file also automatically creates keyboard shortcut for it, that's Win+1, Win+2, ..., corresponding to the order of the shortcuts in the Quick Launch bar. You can drag them around to change their order.

The Quick Launch tool bar stores its files at:

C:\Users\xah\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch


In Windows Vista, there are 2 folders that represents the Desktop. They are at:


Anything in the public one will also automatically show in the user's one.

Start Menu

Start Menu app list is located at:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\

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