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Windows 7: Messed up the favorites tab

09 Apr 2010   #1
SquirrelTakos

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Messed up the favorites tab

I'm really not sure what I did, but I completely removed the "downloads, etc" from my favorites(see attached pic). I thought the obvious solution was to just drop the folders I wanted pinned into favorites, but no such luck.

I just want downloads attached under favorites again for ease of use.

Thanks




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09 Apr 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello SquirrelTakos,

This tutorial from Vista should work for Windows 7 just as well to hopefully fix this for you.

Favorite Links Empty - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Apr 2010   #3
SquirrelTakos

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

unfortunately, trying to restore them by right clicking does nothing for me. I tried the second option also and that file in the regedit was already there. If I try and add anything to favorites by right clicking and hitting "add current location to favorites" nothing happens. It acts completely dead.

I might just give up on this completely. It's not a huge deal, but it's rather annoying.
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09 Apr 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. Double check to make sure that you have the default location set for the C:\Users\(user-name)\Links folder using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below.

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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09 Apr 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Have you tried the restore defaults button to see if that does it?


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10 Apr 2010   #6
SquirrelTakos

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I'm pretty sure it's still in it's default location... [C:\Users\Dan\Favorites]

Tried the restore defaults, still nothing.
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10 Apr 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you have one available, you can do a system restore using a restore point dated when this did work to fix it.

If not, then you can do a repair install without losing anything.
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