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Windows 7: Sidebar Favorites


16 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Sidebar Favorites

Firstly, this being my first post and all... Hi all!

On to the matter at hand, this is a problem thats been bugging me for a very long time, I can't even remember what it was I did to cause it anymore. But basically what it is is the Favorites menu (with the star beside it) in the sidebar of any folder hasn't got the links anymore. It should have desktop, recent items, etc I think from memory...

I've tried everything I can think of, and everything I've been able to find on the net to no avail. I've right clicked to restore favorite links, I've tried restoring the default favorites folder location, I've tried checking registry settings, downloading registry edits that are meant to restore it to default... all of which did nothing.

So now I'm here hoping someone has some idea of how to fix this, I know it doesn't seem like a big deal but whenever I'm in a folder I naturally just go to that side looking for the link to the desktop and when I see it's not there I get an angry twitch and start to rage inside... lol


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16 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

did you try to make some new shortcuts yourself, just click & drag the items that should be there or the ones u need
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16 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Yea, it doesn't let me drag and drop anything there, when I drag something over it the red circle with the line through it appears on the cursor meaning I can't do it
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16 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

check this location: C:\Users\*Your user name*\Links
if the folder "Links" doesn't exist anymore, create a new one, then right-click on “Favorites” in Windows Explorer and choose "reset favoritelinks", close explorer, and open it again

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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16 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

It worked! Wow such a simple fix too.. Woot! Haha thank you so much!!!
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16 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

glad i could help, the simple solutions are always the best
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