Create a folder or shortcut without a name


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todd    2

And uh.. how do you delete these? It didn't work for me and I can't remove them.. in fact.. i cant touch anything that was in the same folder.. "access denied" .. its in use

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Herby    3
And uh.. how do you delete these? It didn't work for me and I can't remove them.. in fact.. i cant touch anything that was in the same folder.. "access denied" .. its in use

Never had that problem before ... from which zip file are they? :huh:

Restart your computer might help.

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Herby    3

Made some more buttons, :D the zip includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook (Office XP & 2003)

Just import the Reg File from the Office Version that you use and rebuild the Icon Cache.

p.s. in the first post I said "When you open the attached zip you see nothing", but this depends on the compression program & settings ur using.

Office.zip

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Herby    3

At request; non "disappearing" My Computer, My Network Places & My Documents Shortcuts/Folders.

Desktop.zip

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Bearded Kirklander    0

Wacky, wacky stuff that you can do on the big Windows. Not sure why I'd every want to, but hey, life goes on and tweaks are nifty. :)

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Herby    3

Some of us like clean & functional desktops... :D

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Herby    3

Forgot Internet Explorer + made one for Firefox... :p

IE_FF.zip

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alex666    0

Herby i got a little tip for your "windows hack" ;)

instead of using cmd.exe to create folders and shortcuts without names

you can make a batch file so you don?t have to write the registry name.

Just make a txt document using notepad and write:

rename (name of folder/shortcut) .{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXX-XXXXXXXXXXX}

For example: "rename X .{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" (copied form you Herby)

and save the file as a *.bat file

Goes much faster for me.

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tasty    0

I must be crazy or just really stupid but all the folders work properly but keep the .{xxxxx names. Is there something I tweaked earlier that is allowing these names to stay attached?

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Herby    3
Herby i got a little tip for your "windows hack" ;)

instead of using cmd.exe to create folders and shortcuts without names

you can make a batch file so you don?t have to write the registry name.

Just make a txt document using notepad and write:

rename (name of folder/shortcut) .{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXX-XXXXXXXXXXX}

For example: "rename X .{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"?  (copied form you Herby)

and save the file as a *.bat file

Goes much faster for me.


I must be crazy or just really stupid but all the folders work properly but keep the .{xxxxx names. Is there something I tweaked earlier that is allowing these names to stay attached?

I explained this a few posts back...:p:p

When you see the CLSID extension instead of nothing, it is needed to check "Hide protected operating system files" in the View tab from the Folder Options.

Refresh the Icons or Reboot and they are gone.

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tasty    0

Thanks Herby, I must have read that like 20 times and it just didn't sink in. I put on my stupid hat and I'll sit in the corner for 30 minutes. :blink:

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Herby    3
Thanks Herby, I must have read that like 20 times and it just didn't sink in. I put on my stupid hat and I'll sit in the corner for 30 minutes. :blink:

:laugh: Welkome to Neowin!

Here is a very small free utility to Rebuild the IconCache.

If you don't like to click on "Ok" everytime u use it, create a Shortcut and add " -close" to the end of the Command Line.

RebIC.zip

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DuM    0
Herby i got a little tip for your "windows hack" ;)

instead of using cmd.exe to create folders and shortcuts without names

you can make a batch file so you don?t have to write the registry name.

Just make a txt document using notepad and write:

rename (name of folder/shortcut) .{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXX-XXXXXXXXXXX}

For example: "rename X .{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" (copied form you Herby)

and save the file as a *.bat file

Goes much faster for me.

'mkdir .{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXX-XXXXXXXXXXX}' would be even easier:))

thnx for the tweak, nameless folders rock:DD

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insanekiwi    0

nice.

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petroid    5
There's a slightly easier way. You can also rename the icon and type Alt+255. For each consecutive icon, adding another Alt+255.

Alt + 255 is just the fancy way to add a space :p. Could just press spacebar!

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Herby    3
'mkdir .{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXX-XXXXXXXXXXX}' would be even easier :)

thnx for the tweak, nameless folders rock :D

:yes:

& you're welkome.. :)

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Herby    3
excellent tweak herby. thanks!!

:happy: Welkome to Neowin!

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insanekiwi    0

thanks herby.

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OSUKid7    0

Hmm...this isn't working for me. I tried to create a couple shortcuts, and it didn't work. So I downloaded the Nothin__.zip file - those didn't work either. They all have the actual .{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXX-XXXXXXXXXXX} data showing up.

Any ideas??

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Herby    3
Hmm...this isn't working for me. I tried to create a couple shortcuts, and it didn't work. So I downloaded the Nothin__.zip file - those didn't work either. They all have the actual .{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXX-XXXXXXXXXXX} data showing up.

Any ideas??

When you see the CLSID extension instead of nothing, it is needed to check "Hide protected operating system files" in the View tab from the Folder Options.

Refresh the Icons or Reboot and they are gone. (& read the previous posts) :p

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OSUKid7    0

Ah, that's it lol. Thanks. Must have skipped those posts. :blush:

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Herby    3

It's no longer needed to create and rename the folders anymore. :D

The "Add 'em.reg" adds shortcuts to My Computer, My Network Places, My Documents, the Recycle Bin and Internet Explorer to your desktop.

All the shortcuts have no text and an Enhanced Context Menu. (See Screenshots)

To change the Icons, edit the lines under;

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX}\DefaultIcon]

to something like @="X:\\XXXXXXX\\IconDir\\AnyIconYouWant.ico".

You can't remove or rename them, to remove them, Import "Remove 'em.reg" and Refresh your Desktop.

CM1.jpgCM2.jpgCM3.jpgCM4.jpg

MyComNetDocRBIE.zip

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Nelsinho    3

Thanks my good friend for the tweak, but I don't use nothing icons on my desktop see my sig and attempt expand it for better look; instead I put all icons on quick launch and resize taskbar only with principal applications of course (Y) :hump:

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