If you’re a fan of file syncing service Dropbox, you probably open its auto-saving folder as often as your Pictures or Music. Why not add it to your Start Menu? It’s fairly easy to pull off with a few right-clicks.
At the How-To Geek’s web home away from Lifehacker, he details how to add a “Recorded TV” link to your Start Menu’s default click-to-open options. That’s not exactly what you want, of course, but Windows 7 makes it easy to right-click a Start Menu item, change its properties — so that it points to a new “library” consisting of your Dropbox folder — and rename it to something like, oh, let’s say “My Dropbox”. That way, keyboard fiends can quickly pull up their Start Menu and head over to pop open their Dropbox, and mouse clickers get the same kind of convenience. Plus, as the Geek suggests, it just belongs there.
You can, of course, modify this work-around to turn “Recorded TV” into a link to pretty much any folder that you rename. The small downside is that hovering your mouse over the link still reveals a text tip about “Watch your recorded TV …” That’s a pretty small price to pay for day-to-day convenience.
Add “My Dropbox” to Your Windows 7 Start Menu [How-To Geek]