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: Show Favorites in Windows Explorer

22 Jul 2009   #1
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Show Favorites in Windows Explorer

I am assuming that Favorites is inside of "Documents and Settings", which Win 7 does NOT allow me access.

Do I really have to Take Ownership of "Documents and Setting" and then reset the permissions?

I just can NOT fathom anyone in their right minds making "Documents and Settings" a systems folder to begin with, but alas they did.

Anyway I would like comments on how to show Favorites in Windows Explorer. Thank You


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Jul 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you'll find your internet favourites in c:\users\*your user name*\favorites

the 'Documents and Settings' folder is a sort of virtual folder put there by the OS so that old programs which rely on it will still work.

Antman has been kind enough to tell me that it's called a 'symbolic link'
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2009   #3
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thank You Mickey

Don't know why it did not find Favorites when I did a search on C-drive. I was able to do exactly what I wanted with your info.

Thanks again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Jul 2009   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

glad to be of help

if you like, you can add to my reputation by clicking on the scales on the top-right of one of my posts. (i hope it's ok for me to type that, mods?)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Show Favorites in Windows Explorer




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can't add to favorites in Windows Explorer
Clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate here and so far I love this new OS. However, I noticed that I cannot add any items under the favorites "star" icon that can be found on the left pane in windows explorer. I tried drag & drop and "add current location to Favorites" but nothing works. I'm not...
General Discussion
Missing Favorites folder from Windows Explorer
There's lots of advice about how to add folders to one's Windows Explorer Favorites folder, but mine is totally missing! Can anyone tell me how to restore the favorites folder to Windows Explorer in Windows 7? Note, I mean Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer.
General Discussion
Favorites in Windows Explorer
I am afraid I have made a mess of things. All the folders in the Favorites in the Windows Explorer side pane disappeared. I have tried to restore the Downloads folder but that has disappeared. So, I am going to start over. What folders were originally in the Favorites, and how do I restore them? ...
General Discussion
Favorites Tab on Windows Explorer Toolbar?
Hi New W7-x64 user here :) 1. I would like to know if there is a way to get the Favorites that is in the left hand navigation panel on the Windows Explorer toolbar beside "Organize.....Open....New folder" (or the very least in the "File....Edit...Tools....View...Help" Menu bar)
Customization
Show Desktop in Favorites in Windows Explorer
Hi Guys, I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop full Windows 7 and an Acer Aspire Netbook full Windows 7. On the Netbook in Windows Explorer I see the option for "show desktop" in the Favorites section by default. On my Toshiba I don't see it. I did add a quick launch to my start bar on the Toshiba...
Customization
Windows Explorer 7 Favorites
Hello! New to WE 7 and laptops/touchpads, I initially created havoc in WE libraries copying files etc unintentionally. I gradually sorted out the Libraries but find that I do not have the WE Favourites 3 default file folders (Desktop etc.) showing. Favourites will not expand. If I look under my...
General Discussion


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 08:23.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App