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Willz08z
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Folder Shortcuts on PA menu

Is there any way on how to put folder shortcuts in the portable apps menu?

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Yes

Check out my post
https://portableapps.com/node/20498
It explains how to use the portable apps directory structure and the appinfo.ini to do exactly that.

Also, my home page has this packaged to install like a paf.exe.(Folderz) You'll still need to edit the appinfo.ini to point to the folders you want.

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Your post method was unsuccessful

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Here is the INI file that i made:

[Format]
Type=PortableAppsFormat
Version=1.0

[Details]
Name=Folder

[Control]
Icons=2
Start=..\..\Documents\
Start1=..\..\Documents\Games
Name1=.Games
Start2=..\..\Documents\Work
Name2=.Work

The shortcuts appear but when i click them nothing happens

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Did you create the subfolders?

You need to manually create the subfolders in the Documents folder.
X:\Documents\Games
and
X:\Documents\Work

If the folder doesn't exist, the shortcuts won't work.

BTW, I just tried it with the ini file you created, and it worked fine.

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Yep

yep the folders are all there

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Hmmm...

What version of PAM are you using?

Try editing the ini to just point to the Documents folder:

[Format]
Type=PortableAppsFormat
Version=1.0

[Details]
Name=Folder

[Control]
Icons=2
Start=..\..\Documents\
Start1=..\..\Documents\
Name1=.Games
Start2=..\..\Documents\
Name2=.Work

Does it take you to the PortableApps Documents?

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Version

Does the menu has to be the latest one?

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Nope.

It works in 1.6 and all the 2.0 betas.
I've also used this in Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 7.

It's just simply exploiting the Start path in appinfo.ini and its use of relative paths.

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Try the Folderz MiniApp

Follow the Homepage link next to my name, and you can download a preconfigured version called Folderz MiniApp. You install it using the Install a New App function of the menu. It will create shortcuts to subfolders of Documents, and give them colored folder icons to boot.
You will still need to create the target folders.

ALSO: These shortcuts are intended to link to the Portable Apps Platform Documents folder, not to the Windows Documents folder.

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Your Method worked

Your Method worked perfectly, i changed the INI back to my own and it worked!

Thanks for your help!

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