Joining in here with my own issues in trying to do this fix.
I've a brand new Asus notebook (S56C series) with Win 8 (64x) installed on it. All was ok at the outset (a week ago!) but then I've done something to "break" the OS to some degree as I've lost tiles for no reason, but more importantly in the Desktop view have had a lot of issues with Win Explorer (not opening up & missing folders).
I've also lost my Favorites folder but when working through the fix, found all the keys already present & properly filled so wasn't sure anything would be benefited from redoing them? However, I can't get the folder to show itself for anything
Unsure how to progress with it given the above.