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Windows 7: Missing "Favorites" menu in WinExplorer?

03 Nov 2010   #1

win7pro 64bit
Missing "Favorites" menu in WinExplorer?

From WinXP WinExplorer I know that he had a menu "Favorites" where I can add the currently marked/opened folder as favorite.

My WinExplorer in Windows 7 has no such menu entry.
Is this feature removed in Windows 7?

How can I re-enable it?


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03 Nov 2010   #2



If you open explorer you should notice 'Favorites' in the left hand panel. You can click & drag files/folders to that location for quick access.

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03 Nov 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Peter,

In Vista and Windows 7, you would just drag a file, folder, or drive into the Favorites section in the Navigation Pane now to add a link of it there.

You could also create a shortcut of a file, folder, or drive and move it to your C:\Users\(user-name)\Links folder to have it added to the Favorites section in the Navigation Pane.

Hope this helps,
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03 Nov 2010   #4


You might also want to look at User Folders - Restore Default Location if the Links folder is missing
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