Archive | July 2012

Change Windows 7 Default File Save Location:

 

As many people who follow this site may know I recently switched from Linux to Windows 7 as my daily operating system. This morning I saved a file as the default “save” in word instead of “save as” which is what I normally do. I then looked in my users My Documents directory and the file wasn’t there. At this point I was perplexed and a little annoyed so I ran a search for the file and found it in C:/Users/Public/My Documents which is not where I wanted it to go. I am not sure whether this was user error and I just somehow set up my system wrong or if this is the default Windows 7 behaviour. Either way I decided to out line how I straightened it out.

When saving a file, you can select a library to save it in, but because Libraries aren’t real locations, the file is stored to the defined save folder. The default libraries are set to save files in the associated folder, such as My Documents or Public Documents. In my case my files were set to save to C:/Users/Public/My Documents rather than C:/Users/purehate/My Documents like I wanted.

In order to change this behaviour we need to reset the properties of the folder. In my case I want to change the My Documents folder so follow these steps.

  1. Open the start menu and click on your users name in the top right corner.

User account          ll

 

2. Next right click on the Documents folder listed in the left hand pane under libraries and then choose ‘proprieties".

User account       llll

3. So as you can see there are actually 2 save locations defined here. The one with the black check mark is the default one which is in Public.
4. So I want to highlight the other folder which is C:/User/محمد/My Documents which is where I want my files to save and then click the set save location button.

User account1       lllll

5. Now the issue is that there are 2 file save locations and I only need one, so I simply delete the other one.

lll     lllllll

 

6. Now all the default saves will go to my users home directory. I had to do this for all the files that were defined under library including My Documents, Music, Pictures etc.

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Windows CardSpace Shortcut – Create

Windows CardSpace Shortcut – Create

 

Windows CardSpace Shortcut – Create

How to Create a Windows CardSpace Shortcut in Windows 7

Windows CardSpace Shortcut – Create


How to Create a Windows CardSpace Shortcut in Windows 7

   Information

This will show you how to create or download a Windows CardSpace shortcut in Windows 7. You can also Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, or move where you like for easy use.

   Note

Microsoft Windows CardSpace is a system for creating relationships with websites and online services. Windows CardSpace provides a consistent way for:

  • Sites to request information from you.
  • You to review the identity of a site.
  • You to manage your information by using Information Cards.
  • You to review card information before you send it.

Windows CardSpace can replace the user names and passwords that you use to register with and log on to websites and online services.
When you visit a website that accepts an Information Card, that site indicates what type of card it is willing to accept. The Windows CardSpace user experience shows you which cards in your collection meet the requirements of the site. Before you submit a card to a site, you can inspect it to see what personal information will be sent. You should also review the privacy statement of the site to understand how it uses your personal information.

EXAMPLE: Windows CardSpace


OPTION ONE


Download the Shortcut

1- Click on the download button below to download the Windows_CardSpace.zip file.


2. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.
3. Open the .zip file and extract the Windows CardSpace shortcut to the desktop.
4.
Right click on the Windows CardSpace shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE:
If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.


5. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.
6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.

OPTION TWO


Manually Create the Shortcut

1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut. (See screenshot below)


2. Type the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)

Code:

C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{78CB147A-98EA-4AA6-B0DF-C8681F69341C}


3. Type Windows CardSpace for the name, and click on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE:
You can name this anything you would like though.


4. Right click on the new Windows CardSpace shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.
5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below)


6. In the line under “Look for icons in this file”, type C:\Windows\System32\icardres.dll and press Enter. (See screenshot below)


7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above and click on OK. (See screenshot above)
NOTE:
You can use any icon that you would like instead though.
8. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)


9. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.

That’s it,
Shawn

 
   
 

Windows CardSpace Shortcut – Create problems?

Windows CardSpace Shortcut – Create

Windows CardSpace Shortcut – Create

  


 

Windows CardSpace Shortcut – Create

How to Create a Windows CardSpace Shortcut in Windows 7

Windows CardSpace Shortcut – Create

 

How to Create a Windows CardSpace Shortcut in Windows 7

   Information

This will show you how to create or download a Windows CardSpace shortcut in Windows 7. You can also Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, or move where you like for easy use.

   Note

Microsoft Windows CardSpace is a system for creating relationships with websites and online services. Windows CardSpace provides a consistent way for:

  • Sites to request information from you.
  • You to review the identity of a site.
  • You to manage your information by using Information Cards.
  • You to review card information before you send it.

Windows CardSpace can replace the user names and passwords that you use to register with and log on to websites and online services.
When you visit a website that accepts an Information Card, that site indicates what type of card it is willing to accept. The Windows CardSpace user experience shows you which cards in your collection meet the requirements of the site. Before you submit a card to a site, you can inspect it to see what personal information will be sent. You should also review the privacy statement of the site to understand how it uses your personal information.

EXAMPLE: Windows CardSpace


OPTION ONE

 

Download the Shortcut

1- Click on the download button below to download the Windows_CardSpace.zip file.


2. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.
3. Open the .zip file and extract the Windows CardSpace shortcut to the desktop.
4.
Right click on the Windows CardSpace shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE:
If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.


5. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.
6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.

OPTION TWO

 

Manually Create the Shortcut

1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut. (See screenshot below)


2. Type the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)

Code:

C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{78CB147A-98EA-4AA6-B0DF-C8681F69341C}


3. Type Windows CardSpace for the name, and click on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE:
You can name this anything you would like though.


4. Right click on the new Windows CardSpace shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.
5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below)


6. In the line under “Look for icons in this file”, type C:\Windows\System32\icardres.dll and press Enter. (See screenshot below)


7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above and click on OK. (See screenshot above)
NOTE:
You can use any icon that you would like instead though.
8. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)


9. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.

That’s it,
Shawn

  

  

  

  

 

Windows CardSpace Shortcut – Create problems?