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Windows 7: Explorer Favorites Enable/Disable

14 Oct 2012   #1

windows 7 32bit
Explorer Favorites Enable/Disable

In Windows "Favorites" List in the Left Pane seems to be deactivated.
The Icon is there...but I can't seem to add anything to it...

"add current location to favorites" and
"Restore Favorites Links" doesn't seem to do anything...not even an error..

I Opened the folder via "Open in New Window" and tried manually sliding links in but just got the red dashed circle.

After much thinking on what happened to cause this..
It's possible that while Transfering files to this notebook...I accidently
clicked an old .REG file disabling it...and I can't find the .REG file to reactivate it online

Hope this is in the right category..thanks for reading..

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14 Oct 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello livingdeadboy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to fix your Favorites.

Favorites Empty in Navigation Pane - Fix

Hope this helps,
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24 Oct 2012   #3

windows 7 32bit

I followed both tutorials...the REG said it installed correctly and rebooted but there was no change. weird.

anyways...I made a new administrator account and moved my files into it ...then deleted the old one...and my favorites are back. Thanks for the link though
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24 Oct 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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