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Windows 7: Customize the left hand folder pane?

13 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Premium
 
 
Customize the left hand folder pane?

Hi,

i love the new left side pane in folder view, but i cannot seem to get it to show 'Desktop'

id like to place it where the red line is

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[also, can you change the icons for 'libraries' ]



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13 Nov 2009   #2

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Hi al4x,

The closest I got with adding the desktop icon to the side pane is you can add the desktop Icon by clicking the Favorites arrow.(it might be already there). If you don't have any favorites or the arrow is not there you can add the Desktop Icon to it by Clicking and holding the icon and drag it to the favorites tab..

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I have not been able to figure out if you can just add an icon anywhere in the side pane my guess in no..

And I have not found a way to change the icons for the libraries..(I don't think you can)

Hope this Helps..


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13 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

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14 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
Hi al4x,

The closest I got with adding the desktop icon to the side pane is you can add the desktop Icon by clicking the Favorites arrow.(it might be already there). If you don't have any favorites or the arrow is not there you can add the Desktop Icon to it by Clicking and holding the icon and drag it to the favorites tab..

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I have not been able to figure out if you can just add an icon anywhere in the side pane my guess in no..

And I have not found a way to change the icons for the libraries..(I don't think you can)

Hope this Helps..
see thats what ive tried and it doesnt work, cant get anything to appear in favourites
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14 Nov 2009   #5

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried sticking it in the favorites folder in your personal files?
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14 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Have you tried sticking it in the favorites folder in your personal files?
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yep its in there :/


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31 May 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by al4x View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Have you tried sticking it in the favorites folder in your personal files?
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yep its in there :/
Did you ever find a solution for this problem? My computer just started doing it in it's very frustrating.
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31 May 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by al4x View Post
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Have you tried sticking it in the favorites folder in your personal files?
Attachment 36741

yep its in there :/
Did you ever find a solution for this problem? My computer just started doing it in it's very frustrating.
See if this helps you out,

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
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31 May 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Msradell, welcome to Seven Forums!



Maybe for you as you say it "just started" you can do a system restore to a point before the issue started, have a look at the tutorial at the link below; be sure to post back to keep us informed how it sorts out for you.


How to Do a System Restore in Windows 7
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01 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

I already tried the system restore and it didn't affect the problem. I also checked the registry in the places identified in Derekimo's post and they also have the correct values but I still have a problem? Any more ideas I can try?
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