Vista Sidebar Gadgets Location

Mainly a reminder for myself but if your looking for the folder where the sidebar gadgets are installed

C:\User\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

Each .gadget file is a compressed file that contains all the files that make up the gadget

Currently i have the following gadgets on my sidebar

Gmail Checker – Nice gadget that lets you know when you have new gmail

Server Ping – Nice little gadget that gives me green lights when my servers are up!

Outlook To-Do List – Does what it says on the tin

Slideshow – Roates pictures of my little girl. Who needs photo sellotaped to the screen! (read my tip on that here)

Notes – Little tear off style notes..currently holds my panda golf level password <blush>

WordPress – Miniture dashboard for this blog. Gives me quick access to common functions such as Write, bookmark, dashboard

I do think that the sidebar will eventually mature as more business style apps appear for it. I’ve got loads of ideas that i need to get round to planning out properly

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Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. Formerly, coordinator of AMITPRO and Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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