And now even in Vista. Vista will show them as soon as the desktop loads
#1 - Do Not, Do Not use anyone elses reg stuff like i've seen a hundred times, thats for their PC and not your's. Good Grief don't they understand this
#2 - Make Quicklaunch visible and set everything the way you want, add all your shortcuts the way you like them. I have a second drive where a lot of things reside so I have my Shortcuts pointing there. But it don't matter if you don't have the 2nd drive.
#3 - Open a Command Prompt window and paste the following
REG EXPORT HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\quicklaunch.reg"You should get: The operation completed successfully.
NOTICE: It says HKCU so this will only set it up for the user you created in User.cmd
#4 - Move the reg file off your desktop to XPCD\$OEM$\
#5 - Open your XPCD\$OEM$\cmdlines.txt and paste the following
"REGEDIT /S quicklaunch.reg"
you need the " around them here
#6 - Now go to Documents and Settings\Your User Name\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer and copy the Quick Launch folder to XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\. Open the XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\Quick Launch folder and delete the Desktop.ini, I also delete any other shortcuts usually created by Setup Like Show Desktop. Also any other's that programs will be installing.
#7 - Now add this to your XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\Cleanup.cmd
Now if you used nLite or something that removed those Default items then perhaps you may need this
MD "%userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch"
and now this
copy %systemdrive%\Install\Quicklaunch\*.* "%userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch" /Y
I have been using this method for nearly 2 years and it is flawless. You will not see them till it reboots after Cleanup.cmd. Of course all this is done by my UnattendXP app and I don't have to do anything but select Quicklaunch and the rest is done for me.
EDIT:Removed 2nd Reg Export as DL. verified it was not needed.
This post has been edited by maxXPsoft: 26 April 2007 - 09:54 AM