Windows 10: Change folder to open when selecting folder in start menu

Discus and support Change folder to open when selecting folder in start menu in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; [ATTACH] This might sound like a weird one, but essentially the Documents folder on Windows is a mess, so I have my own "Documents" folder created... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/iVoxel, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. /u/iVoxel Win User

    Change folder to open when selecting folder in start menu


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    This might sound like a weird one, but essentially the Documents folder on Windows is a mess, so I have my own "Documents" folder created elsewhere, and I'd like to change which folder opens when selecting this option in the Start Menu. Is this possible through the registry editor, or possibly even easier? I realise I could switch to using a program such as ClassicShell but I do quite like the default start menu otherwise.

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    Cheers!

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    /u/iVoxel, Oct 29, 2020
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  2. Jacko28 Win User

    Opening a Folder in VC++

    I've recently started learning VC++ and it's coming along quite nicley, I've now been given a little task by my boss to add a button to an excisting Incident report program.

    All the button needs to do is open a new explorer window and open the folder selected in the incident report program. There isn't a deadline for it, it's just to assist in my learning.

    I'm not asking for anyone to do it for me, i just need a few suggestions on how to do this so i'm looking in the correct direction?

    Thanks
     
    Jacko28, Oct 29, 2020
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  3. shuggans Win User
    Opening a Folder in VC++

    Jack28,
    I would look into using a FolderBrowserDialog object in your application. This will open a dialog that lets you select a folder. Then use
    Code: FolderBrowserDialog1.selecteditem[/quote] to return the output string of the folder into a textbox, set the textbox enabled property to false so that they cannot type in the path, they have to get the path by selecting the folder using the folder browser.
    This will endure your program never throws a directory not found exception and crashing itself.
    This is what I have always doen and it works quite nicely.
     
    shuggans, Oct 29, 2020
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  4. ctrain Win User

    Change folder to open when selecting folder in start menu

    Opening a Folder in VC++

    [/quote] to return the output string of the folder into a textbox, set the textbox enabled property to false so that they cannot type in the path, they have to get the path by selecting the folder using the folder browser.
    This will endure your program never throws a directory not found exception and crashing itself.
    This is what I have always doen and it works quite nicely. Click to expand... This is .NET, not native Win32
     
    ctrain, Oct 29, 2020
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