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Windows 7: Favorites Icon

26 Nov 2010   #1
Raevyn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Favorites Icon

Hai!

So I did found a tutorial on how to remove the favorites link in the navigation pane but I cant find how I can prevent the favorites folder.. the one that is in each user directory, from reappearing after i delete it. I never use it.. its with IE and I dont use IE so I was wondering if anyone knows how to do this?


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28 Nov 2010   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

That folder is associated with windows, as is IE, so cannot be deleted. As you know, it will just be recreated. If it bothers you seeing it, you can move it somewhere you don't often look.

Navigate to the favorites folder> Right click and choose properties> Location tab> Choose a new location and click move> Apply and OK your way out

It will still be there on your PC, but out of sight

A Guy

Edit:

Also found this

How to remove "Favorites" from explorer
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28 Nov 2010   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Raevyn,

The Favorites folder in the navigation pane is not the same Favorites that is in Internet Explorer or the C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder.

The Favorites (group) in the navigation pane displays the shortcuts (links) that you have in your C:\Users\(user-name)\Links folder instead.

The Favorites in Internet Explorer displays the internet shortcuts that you have in your C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder. You cannot remove Favorites in Internet Exporer, but you can hide the C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder to not see it if you do not have hidden files/folders set to display.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Nov 2010   #4
Raevyn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hm.. okay way weird. I tried the move option and it is still showing in my root directory (for users I mean) and I tried hiding it (as I dont have the option to view hidden files on) and it is still the bane of my windows 7 existance! oh well.. thank you both!
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29 Nov 2010   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Raevyn,

Did you also try the command below in step 5 of Option Two in this tutorial to try and hide the folder? Be sure to substitute UserName in the command with your actual user profile folder name.

ATTRIB +H "C:\Users\UserName\Favorites" /S /D

OR

ATTRIB +H %USERPROFILE%\Favorites /S /D

If the folder is faded afterwards, then it's set as hidden, but you have hidden files/folders set to be displayed (faded).
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30 Nov 2010   #6
Raevyn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes i have now tried that, and it still wont leave. What is strange is I did manage to change the Favorites location to be inside another folder using a registry hack, but now it shows up in both. ANd to REALLY annoy me, i moved my music folder to "Audio" and now it is re-creating a music folder in the user directory as well (just like Favorites) I know its minor but it is really is VERY annoying they would make it so difficult to allow you the OWNER of the computer to do what you want.
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30 Nov 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Raevyn,

It sounds like they may not have been moved properly with you having duplicates of them. Use Option Two in the tutorial below to restore the default location of the ones that you have duplicates of.

User Folders - Restore Default Location


Afterwards, if you still wanted to, move them again using Option Two in the tutorial below.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Now, when you go to hide the folder, be sure that you do it using the path that you moved it to instead.
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08 Dec 2010   #8
Raevyn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank you it works now! out of the main window not the folder view side panel but whatever its at least hidden out my main folder view.. thank you!
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08 Dec 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

You're most welcome Raevyn.
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