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Windows 7: Desktop "shortcut" missing from Explorer and Common Dialogs

15 Aug 2010   #1
Lynxy

Windows 7
 
 
Desktop "shortcut" missing from Explorer and Common Dialogs

Somehow I managed to remove the "Desktop" item on the shortcut pane in Explorer - which also affects Common Dialog boxes. It is incredibly annoying as I use this shortcut all the time. How do I get it back? I've looked all over but no where has answers! Thanks!




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15 Aug 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Lynxy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I believe that you will just need to right click on a empty space in the navigation pane and click on Show All Folders to see it again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Aug 2010   #3
Lynxy

Windows 7
 
 

"Show all folders" does work but it is very cluttered, I can't stand it. I've also tried dragging "Desktop" into favorites but it does not stick. Is there any possible way to get it back to how it was?
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15 Aug 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The tutorial below can help show you how to restore the missing Desktop favorite link.

Favorites - Restore Default Favorite Links in Navigation Pane
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15 Aug 2010   #5
Lynxy

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your help! That will work!
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15 Aug 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Lynxy.
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20 Jun 2011   #7
kutujenggot

windows 7 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Lynxy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I believe that you will just need to right click on a empty space in the navigation pane and click on Show All Folders to see it again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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