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Truly Your Places Bar

$4.99
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Customize your Open File dialog's My Places bar.


Wouldn’t it be nice if the frequently used folders you use everyday were right there in your My Places Bar when you need to open something quick? Software Candy has created a solution to let you modify the My Places Bar to fit your needs.

Are you scrolling through an endless list of folders on your dialog box every time you open or save a photo or document? Sometimes the Recent Documents option just won't cut it. If you’re tired of searching for that same buried folder again then Truly Your Places Bar is right for you.


It’s Easy!

With the Truly Your Places Bar free download from Software Candy you can change the My Network shortcut to the folder of your choice located anywhere on your computer or network. Now your folder is ready to be accessed whenever you need it with a single click. No hassles or registry tweaks required.

Now with version 2.0 there’s no need to be the administrator to use it either, Truly Your Places Bar works even on limited accounts!


It’s Inexpensive!

Actually, it’s FREE! We’re offering this timesaving application on CNET download.com too, but if you want to be sure that you’re getting the latest version just add it to your cart today. This is a great opportunity to try out one of Software Candy’s innovative fixes to everyday Windows XP problems and see how much simpler your computer can be.


It’s Safe!

Rest assured, just because this version of Truly Your Places Bar is free doesn’t mean it’s like some other “free” downloads out on the web. Software Candy’s applications never contain spyware and you won't suddenly become bombarded by spam.

Need fast access to more than one preferred folder? Try out Truly Your Places Bar Pro. Software Candy’s upgraded version will allow you to change all five shortcuts on your Open and Save As dialog boxes.


What is My Places Bar and what Truly Your Places Bar does for you?


Windows® XP provides, in the Open File dialog (or Save File dialog), a pane of shortcuts on the left. You can use it to save time getting to your folders and files.

By default, My Places Bar contains shortcuts to the My Recent Documents, Desktop, My Documents, My Computer, and My Network Places folders.  

Default My Places Bar

This is a great feature of Windows XP and a great time saver. There is, however, one tiny problem with it: Your frequently used folder is not among those five shortcuts - and there is no way for you, the user, to replace even one of those with your own shortcut.

Fortunately, with Software Candy's Truly Your Places Bar™ you can accomplish just that - replace the last shortcut (My Network) with any folder in your system (even a network folder!).

When you install Software Candy's Truly Your Places Bar, you will be prompted with the following folder selection dialog box. You then select your favorite frequently used folder, which will replace the My Network shortcut (the bottom most icon).

Browse for your frequently used folder

Then, from now on, whenever your invoke the Save (or Open) File dialog box, you will be able to select, with a single click, your favorite frequently used folder:

Customized My Places Bar

Note: The free version of Software Candy's Truly Your Places Bar™ Bar allows you to replace only one shortcut - and it is always the bottom one. The Pro version, Truly Your Places Bar Pro™, allows you to replace all five shortcuts.

News Update: Starting from version 2.0, this product allows you to work its magic within Limited accounts as well. To take advantage of this feature, simply log into the account in which you want to customize My Places Bar and run:
  • Start Menu > All Programs > SoftwareCandy> TrulyYourPlacesBar > Setup for Additional Accounts
You will be guided by Software Candy's friendly installation wizard in exactly the same way as that of the master setup file. Just make sure that when you first install the master setup file you downloaded,  the master account in which you perform the initial install is a member of the Administrators group only (no additional groups).

In order to immediately enjoy this great time saver, all you need to do is:
  1. Click 'add this to my cart' button below.
  2. Download it (it will become immediately available for download after payment).
  3. Install it.

That's it. :-)

By purchasing this product, you receive 12 downloads for 365 days (whichever expires first). In effect, this gives you up to 12 FREE upgrades for one year. If you purchased this product, remember to periodically check this page for a new version. We strive to polish our products to perfection.

Note: Unless otherwise noted (in the compatibility list below), this software is compatible with the 32-bit version of Windows. Download this FREE tool to check whether your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit.


  • Version: 2.0.0.3

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Windows® XP,

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