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HOWTO: Create an icon in the User's Quick Launch bar using Windows Installer

When creating an Installer using Visual Studio.NET you can add an Icon to the user's Quick Launch bar as follows:

  1. Add a 'Special Folder' to the project for the User's Application Data Folder.
  2. Add three folders inside this, one inside the other, called: Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Quick Launch.
  3. Finally, add your icon to the Quick Launch folder.

A useful guide to creating installers can be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnbda/html/tdlg_ch2.asp.

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