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Windows 7: Little bug with explorer favourites

16 Nov 2010   #1
Carinyc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Little bug with explorer favourites

Hey I can't seem to drag and drop shortcuts into my favourites to make things a little easier.. like instead of going to c drive then users then Daniel I can just drag that into favourites but it doesn't seem to work, I may have deleted some of the favourites by accident and caused this bug but there must be a way to restore the explorer... thingy's.

Also as you can see the desktop ones are gone too too making some small downloads a pesky business.




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16 Nov 2010   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Did you delete the "desktop.ini" file that is located in "C:\Users\[username]\Links" that folder is where your shortcuts would go, btw.
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16 Nov 2010   #3
Carinyc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

There is no links folder although I do recall there being one.

Hmm, what happens now?
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16 Nov 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Carinyc, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if the tutorial below may be able to help. Be sure to check out the items in the yellow TIP box as well.

Favorites Empty in Navigation Pane - Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Nov 2010   #5
Carinyc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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

See if the tutorial below may be able to help. Be sure to check out the items in the yellow TIP box as well.

Favorites Empty in Navigation Pane - Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Thanks Shawn.
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16 Nov 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

You're most welcome Carinyc. Was it able to resolve your problem for you?
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16 Nov 2010   #7
Carinyc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're most welcome Carinyc. Was it able to resolve your problem for you?
I have been terribly busy but it hasn't so I am going to restart my computer to see if the new registry keys kick in. Also when I downloaded the reg file from option one it was only a .download file and not a .reg file.
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16 Nov 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Carinyc,

The .download as the file extension is due to whatever security program (ex: IE8 download manager/toolbar add-on, antivirus, internet security, etc....) you have installed.

Right click on the downloaded file, click on Rename, and rename the .download part of the file to .reg instead. Afterwards, see if you are able to merge the .reg file now.
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17 Nov 2010   #9
Carinyc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Carinyc,

The .download as the file extension is due to whatever security program (ex: IE8 download manager/toolbar add-on, antivirus, internet security, etc....) you have installed.

Right click on the downloaded file, click on Rename, and rename the .download part of the file to .reg instead. Afterwards, see if you are able to merge the .reg file now.
Ok I merged the reg but it didn't seem to work..
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17 Nov 2010   #10
Carinyc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oh nevermind I followed one of your other tutorials and it is fixed now.
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