Sticky Notes, Object Dock and Win 7 64-Bit

A quick fix guide

By on December 26, 2011 2:55:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Cyberworld

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This is not a question or an extensive guide, just a quick resource for a workaround an issue.

Apparently when you want Sticky Notes to run from Object Dock, you can't point the shortcut to the usual address of the application which is this:

C:\Windows\System32\StikyNot.exe

I looked around the web for a solution, but couldn't find one, so I started experimenting. The solution is very simple. Just point your shortcut to this address:

C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-stickynotes-app_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_493ba8a4d2fc9697\StikyNot.exe

Problem solved! I hope this helps some people. 

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December 27, 2011 12:43:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hi Harry! Long time no see. I hope all is well with you.

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December 27, 2011 12:55:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Nice! 

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December 27, 2011 6:52:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Indeed...I've been away for a long long time...I'm back occasionally now. Still active in design, but gearing all energy towards research now.

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December 27, 2011 7:03:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks for the handy tip.

You get a similar error when trying to add Snipping Tool. Do you have a fix for that as well?

 

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December 28, 2011 7:25:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't use the Snipping Tool, but it is a very similar process. Try this: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-snippingtool-app_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f5b8f3d6a353fa89\SnippingTool.exe

 

In general programs that don't seem to work in 64-bit, do retain a copy of themselves somewhere in the Winsxs folder for backwards compatibility with 32-bit programs.

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May 10, 2012 11:35:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You can add a shortcut for Snipping Tool by using this link: 

 

C:\Windows\Sysnative\SnippingTool.exe

 

This will allow the Snipping Tool to funcion in ObjectDock.

 

Hope this helps everyone.

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May 10, 2012 4:34:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You beat me red... I hate typing alphabet soup and like that way better. Works great. Either way it has something to do with linking anything in the system folder - to prevent bugs and exploits and all that. (then why can't they use the sysnative route?)

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