Huge thanks Maranello And Brink for your suggestions!
I am a real novice so please bear with me here in Edinburgh. When I look in the user folders, Links and Recent Places are absent, presumably deleted by me: this presumably is my main problem. Contacts absent too. Therefore I cannot check the default locations. Do the Favorites' default files usually have a location of Users/User Name/Links/xxxx?
How do I restore/recreate these missing files? Is it by running the REG File Download or manual fix listed in the (Brink)tutorial - or do these procs need files to pre-exist?
Thanks in advance