Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Favorites Bar in favorites dropdown menu

05 Mar 2011   #1
dc8flyer

W7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Favorites Bar in favorites dropdown menu

When you click on the favorites link to open up your favorites menu, a "favorites bar" is listed. This "favorites bar" link is useless and I have repeatedly right clicked on it to delete it from the menu. However, it returns on its own every so often.

There is also a link called "software updates" that I deleted and it has not repopulated itself.

Is there any way to delete the "favorites bar" link inside favorites so that it does not return?

Just a little anoyance I would like to win.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Mar 2011   #2
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

Right-click, delete.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Mar 2011   #3
dc8flyer

W7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debugged View Post
Right-click, delete.

Yes, I do that but the favorites bar returns on its own.

Any way to prevent it from returning on its own?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


05 Mar 2011   #4
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

I was able to deleted it after switching to IE9 RC. It was few weeks ago, and it hasn't come back since.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2011   #5
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dc8flyer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debugged View Post
Right-click, delete.

Yes, I do that but the favorites bar returns on its own.

Any way to prevent it from returning on its own?
It didn't come back for me. I use Firefox, so maybe it's IE8 that puts it back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2011   #6
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

IE 8.
1. Right click on Favorites and uncheck Favorites Bar.
2. Click on Favorites to delete the left over Favorites Bar folder.

Note: If you right click on Favorites and check the Favorites Bar box, it creates the Favorites Bar folder all over again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2011   #7
dc8flyer

W7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
IE 8.
1. Right click on Favorites and uncheck Favorites Bar.
2. Click on Favorites to delete the left over Favorites Bar folder.

Note: If you right click on Favorites and check the Favorites Bar box, it creates the Favorites Bar folder all over again.

It seems any time you clear out cookies, or temp files, etc... The favorites folder will reappear on its own. I don't have to do anything else for it to reappear.

I deleted the software update folder and it has never come back, It is just this annoying favorites folder that will not go away.

Thanks for the help just the same.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Favorites Bar in favorites dropdown menu




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
add 'favorites' via start menu
Hello (again!) re the "User links" folder (aka Favourites), I'm trying to make it more ... usable. Currently, every time I want to add a favourite, I have to right-click on the favourites folder - not as easy as it sounds when explorer auto-navigates to where you are (functionality I'm not...
Customization
Can't add to IE Favorites after moving the location of Favorites
Hi, I got a new desktop PC a few weeks ago and immediately cloned Windows to a (hybrid) SSD drive. I then went about moving the location of the Windows folders from my SSD drive to one of the other larger drives (using option 2 on the tutorial:...
Browsers & Mail
Favorites drop down menu not working
I'm talking about the favorites meny that you see on the left side when you open windows explorer. The favorites bar had my favorite folder and most recent places, that used to quickly open folders. Now when I click on the arrow to see the drop down, nothing happens, the arrows goes away...the...
General Discussion
Having Trouble saving Favorites inside Favorites
Good morning, As usual after 69 years on God's green earth I still mess up things without really trying. I recently bought an HP p7-1157c computer with Win 7 installed. Somehow while I was moving files around I have created a problem with saving sites to individual folders inside my...
Browsers & Mail
IE 9 favorites menu
Is there any way to get the favorites menu back in IE9, similar to what was in IE8 at the top of the browser.
Browsers & Mail
Display Favorites as a link not a menu in Start Menu
I think the only thing that will work here is a registry hack. By default if you set the start menu properties to display "favorites" it does so by a menu. It does not give you a choice to display this as a link or a menu like it does for other folders. Is there a way to fix this?
Customization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:12.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App