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What's in your Jump List?

This post originally appeared on my MSDN blog:

Since I no longer work for Microsoft, I have copied it here in case that blog ever goes away.

Nearly three years ago, I wrote a post that described the BackedUp and NotBackedUp folders I use on almost every computer I ever log on to (my laptop, desktop, a handful of servers, and more than a dozen VMs).

I also showed how I created taskbar shortcuts to quickly access my NotBackedUp and Toolbox folders.

Taskbar shortcuts (Windows Vista)
Figure 1 - Taskbar shortcuts (Windows Vista)

I have long since upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7, so now I use the Windows Explorer Jump List to quickly access my most frequently used folders.

My Windows Explorer Jump List (Windows 7)
Figure 2 - My Windows Explorer Jump List (Windows 7)

Note that Windows Server 2008 R2 also includes the Jump Lists feature. Consequently, when I log on to one of my servers (for example, my SharePoint Server 2010 development VM) I can use the same Jump List items to quickly access various folders -- thanks to the fact that I use roaming profiles in the the "Jameson Datacenter" (a.k.a. my home lab).

My Windows Explorer Jump List (Windows Server 2008 R2)
Figure 3 - My Windows Explorer Jump List (Windows Server 2008 R2)

This should explain the "14" folder shown in the above screenshots. If you're a SharePoint developer, I'm sure you know where this shortcut leads to and why I have it in my Jump List ;-)


  1. # re: What's in your Jump List?

    March 12, 2011 4:58 PM

    Love this useful tidbit.

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