Stay on top of the latest XP tips and tricks with our free Windows XP newsletter, delivered each Thursday. Automatically sign up today!When you save or open a file in an application that uses Windows XP's common dialog box, chances are that you use the Places bar on the left side of the dialog box to speed up your navigation.
By default, the Places bar contains the following five locations:
While these locations are generally helpful, you may want to customize this list with your own folders/locations. To do so, you simply edit the local group policy with the Group Policy Editor. Follow these steps to learn how:
Keep in mind that once you enable this setting, you must manually specify all five locations. If you want to keep some of the default locations or specify other common locations, in addition to your custom items, you must use one of the following special shortcuts:
Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.