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Windows 7: Desktop shortcut in Favorites

17 Aug 2016   #1
VXER

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Desktop shortcut in Favorites

Hey
So i deleted the Favorites folder located at C:\Users\USER\ and now i realized the desktop shortcut is also gone,how can i restore the favorites folder with the desktop shortcut in it ?
Already tried this "restore favorite links",nothing happened.



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17 Aug 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello VXER,

If you like, you can use step 6 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to restore the Favorites folder.

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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17 Aug 2016   #3
VXER

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hey Brink,did option two step six,Favorites folder is back but it's empty,redid what I've shown in the screenshot but still no desktop shortcut.
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17 Aug 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The Favorites folder contains IE11 Favorites.

If you mean the Favorites in File Explorer, then that would be the Links folder instead.

Favorites - Restore Default Favorite Links in Navigation Pane
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17 Aug 2016   #5
VXER

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

In this screenshot where the red box is i used to have "desktop" it disappeared after deleting the Favorites and the Links folders (and only god knows what else) i did try the links batch file but that also did nothing,the links folder is there but empty and desktop isn't there
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17 Aug 2016   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you haven't already, you might see if an option in the tutorial below may be able to restore the default shortcuts in Favorites (Links folder).

Favorites - Restore Default Favorite Links in Navigation Pane

If that doesn't help, then see if this below may.

Favorites Empty in Navigation Pane - Fix
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17 Aug 2016   #7
VXER

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

It's fixed,thanks a lot Brink !
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17 Aug 2016   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news. You're most welcome.
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