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Q: Microsoft Office migration ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Microsoft Office migration
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: catsfan03-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 02 Nov 2006 19:15 PST
Expires: 02 Dec 2006 19:15 PST
Question ID: 779628
Is there an easy way to create a file to migrate shortcuts from Office
Shortcut bar to the Windows Quick Launch Toolbar?
Subject: Re: Microsoft Office migration
Answered By: aceresearcher-ga on 02 Nov 2006 19:54 PST
Greetings, catsfan03!

There IS a really quick and easy way to do this.

Open a Windows Explorer (not IE) window
(right-click on "Start", select "Explore")

navigate to the Shortcut Bar folder
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Shortcut Bar\Office

** You may need to do a search to find the right folder, if this isn't
the exact path name **

Open a second Windows Explorer window, and navigate to 
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\Quick Launch

where "user" is your username

Again, you may need to do a search on "Quick Launch" to find the exact
path name for the folder.

In the Office Shortcut Bar folder, highlight all of the shortcuts you
wish to copy, then right-click on one of the highlighted items and
select "Copy". Then drag the group into the Quick Launch folder in the
other Explorer Window and drop the items there. You should be all set!

(You can highlight more than one item in a folder by clicking on the
first item, then holding down <ctrl> and clicking on the others you
wish to select.)

More information on customizing your Quick Launch toolbar can be found here:

Search Strategy
my own knowledge of Windows

copying from office shortcut to quick launch

Before Rating this Answer, if you have any questions about the
information that I have presented, please post a Request for
Clarification, and I will be glad to see what I can do for you.

I hope that this Answer provides you with exactly the information
which you were seeking!


Clarification of Answer by aceresearcher-ga on 02 Nov 2006 19:57 PST

Where it says "Then drag the group into the Quick Launch folder"

it should instead say
"Then right-click inside the Quick Launch folder and select "Paste"


Request for Answer Clarification by catsfan03-ga on 06 Dec 2006 10:58 PST
I was thinking more quickly...script like.

Clarification of Answer by aceresearcher-ga on 06 Dec 2006 12:06 PST
Hi, catsfan03.

Are you needing to do this on more than one computer?

The reason I ask is because this procedure takes anywhere from a few
seconds to a minute, depending on how experienced you are at Windows,
so I'm trying to determine why a script would be needed. If there's a
special reason for a script, it would help me to see if something
exists to meet your needs.

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