What are the default Vista programs in "Media Center Programs"?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Rick Bywater, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. Rick Bywater

    Rick Bywater Guest

    I just noticed that in "Start > All Programs > Accessories > Media Center >
    Media Center Programs"
    I have a shortcut to SiSoftware's Sandra Lite XI.SP1 (that I installed last
    week). It's weird because the icon for that start menu entry has the green
    circle windows icon that one sees for Media Center. Sandra Lite does have
    its own rightful place in my start menu in an SiSoftware folder, so that's
    not a problem. I'm afraid I may have lost some other start menu entries in
    the "Media Center Programs"
    folder.

    Would someone running Vista Home Premium please click through
    "Start > All Programs > Accessories > Media Center > Media Center Programs"
    and tell me what program(s) they see that were placed there by default
    during the Vista installation/upgrade?

    Thanks a lot.

    Rick
     
    Rick Bywater, Mar 4, 2007
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  2. Rick Bywater

    Dean-Dean Guest

    Hi,

    The folder

    Start > All Programs > Accessories > Media Center > Media Center Programs

    was probably created by the Sandra Lite installation. It doesn't exist on
    Vista by default (the folder was used, however, for XP MCE). The installer
    should have put the file (probably a shortctut to an *.mcl file) in

    C:\Users\(YOUR USER NAME)\AppData\Roaming\Media Center Programs

    An *.mcl file has an icon like Media Center's, and allows programs to opened
    within Media Center. It will show up in Media Center's Program Library
    (under Online Media) if the shortcut is placed in C:\Users\(YOUR USER
    NAME)\AppData\Roaming\Media Center Programs.
     
    Dean-Dean, Mar 4, 2007
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  3. Rick Bywater

    Rick Bywater Guest

    Dean-Dean

    'Splains all. Thanks.

    Rick

     
    Rick Bywater, Mar 4, 2007
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