Adding Folders and Disabling AutoPlay

This week, I'll answer a couple of reader questions about Windows 2000.

First up is reader Steve M.:

"How can I add a folder to the existing Start menu folders? For

example, I'd like to add a folder called 'Extra' under

the 'Programs' folder."

Adding a folder to the Start menu is done much like adding a folder

anywhere else in Windows 2000. Click Start, right-click Programs, and

then select Open. When the Programs window opens, right-click inside

the window and choose New and Folder. Name your folder Extra and press

Enter. Now, close the Programs window and when you click Start and

Programs, you'll find Extra is now present and ready for you to add


Reader Del W. asks an AutoPlay question:

"How do you turn off AutoPlay for audio CDs? I would like to be

able to insert audio CDs without having them automatically start

playing, but I want AutoPlay to still work for other discs. Also,

I do not want to make any changes to the Registry as I don't feel

comfortable using RegEdit."

Try this solution. Double-click My Computer to open it and choose Tools

and Folder Options. When the Folder Options dialog box opens, click the

File Types tab. Now, type 'cd'. This should take you directly to CDA CD

Audio Track. If it doesn't, then it will be very close and you can then

click CDA to highlight it. Next, click Advanced to open the Edit File

Type dialog box. Now, select Open and then click Set Default. Click OK

and then, back in Folder Options, click Close.

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