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Windows 7: Deleting favourites no longer wanted

31 May 2014   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Deleting favourites no longer wanted

Over time I have built up a huge number of icons on my Favourites both on the favourites down list at the left hand side and right hand side drop down list.

Now I want to delete most of them but apart for going through them one by one deleting them individually to keep the ones I want I cannot see a system of highlighting the ones I want gone and just hit delete once to save what will be a very long time going through them as I am now.


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31 May 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi John ... Not sure if this is any help .. Are you referring to IE ?

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/delet...rer-54120.html
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31 May 2014   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

They are shortcut files located here:
C:\Users\username\Favorites
And one folder down for the Links (Favorites bar)

You can view them in Widows (file) Explorer's detail mode...
...add a column for date accessed
...sort by that column
...evaluate (delete?) the ones you've not touched in a while.

However, there are apps (like backup apps) that mess with the date accessed value.
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31 May 2014   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks Brian and User I found the answer just as you replies came back - it is just I had a lot of double ups on he favourites and now I only have - still a lot but will weed some more out
Thanks gain for the replies fellas
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01 Jun 2014   #5
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Hi John, I know this has been marked as solved but have a look at this post, there is a link for a favourites dead link and duplicates cleaner, it worked well for the person who used it, anyway it's a nifty little programme to keep in your toolbox even if it is of no use to you now.
Cheers.

Looking For a Favorites Cleaner
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01 Jun 2014   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Hi John, I know this has been marked as solved but have a look at this post, there is a link for a favourites dead link and duplicates cleaner, it worked well for the person who used it, anyway it's a nifty little programme to keep in your toolbox even if it is of no use to you now.
Cheers.

Looking For a Favorites Cleaner
Thanks mate I will use it later as I still have a heap to go actually as there are alot I just saved willy nilly when I first got the machine and was very gung ho with the favourites - looked good - got saved LOL!!
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