Win Me - Get toolbar happy

You can place virtually any folder to which you want quick and easy access onto the desktop, as a floating toolbar or as a fixed bar at the top or side of the screen - much like the taskbar, which can also be dragged to those positions.

To get a custom toolbar up and running, right-click the taskbar and select Toolbars-New Toolbar.. A new window will pop up displaying all the drives and folders on your computer. Navigate to the folder you want to use, select it and click on OK. Fortunately, in Windows Me, you can create a brand new folder from this window just by clicking on the New Folder button, so if you want to use a new folder you don't have to create it beforehand.

Initially, this new toolbar will appear in your taskbar and will mess things up considerably - especially if there are a lot of files in the folder that you've selected. The trick is to place the mouse pointer over the name of this toolbar and drag it onto the desktop. You may need to minimise all your programs first.

This new toolbar can float, and by right-clicking it and checking "Always on top", you can make it visible at all times even when other applications are open. You can place shortcuts on this toolbar by right-clicking on the file, dragging it to the toolbar and clicking Create Shortcut here. It will also accommodate the moving and copying of files.

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