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Windows 7: user folder not displaying default shortcuts and icons

10 Jul 2015   #1
whyess

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 
user folder not displaying default shortcuts and icons

user folder not displaying default shortcuts and icons such as the words "My" before the folder name
and being that there are no shortcuts i can't change the icon, the problem isn't in the desktop it's the actual user folder, the contacts ini file matches the default ini file attached in another post
please explain how the default shortcuts with their icons back, without displaying the actual folder names as in the filepath please, thank you




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10 Jul 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Whyess, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That would be for the "C:\Users\(user-name)\Desktop" folder that will only have what's on your actual desktop.

If you like, you can type shell:desktop in the address bar and press Enter to open the desktop shell folder that will have the default icons included.

In addition, you can add any default icons to your desktop.

Desktop Icons - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Jul 2015   #3
whyess

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

Hi Thank you, however the problem isn't in the desktop icons, in the desktop everything is displaying fine, i even tried the steps in the above link including removing default desktop icons and reading them as well as hitting the "restore default" button

the problem is the shortcuts are gone as it's not displaying the words "My" before the folder name
and being that there are no shortcuts i can't change the icon back to the default, also the eg:, contacts and Music.ini file matches the default ini file attached in another post User Folders - Restore Default Icon
please explain how to get the default shortcuts with their icons back, without displaying the actual folder names as in the filepath please, thank you

here's the desktop icons as they are displaying fine


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10 Jul 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You'll see the "My" when you have your %UserProfile% folder open.

Favorites are stored in the folder below. If you haven't already, you should be able to create new shortcuts of the folders you want in the location below to add them back.

C:\Users\(user-name)\Links
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