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Windows 7: Favorites missing from explorer sidebar


17 Jun 2010   #1
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Favorites missing from explorer sidebar

My favorites are missing from the Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer bookmarks) sidebar. When I try to add folders to the favorites I have a red circle with a slash through it. If I right-click on favorites and click add location to favorites nothing happens. Any help would be sincerely appreciated. Thanks.




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17 Jun 2010   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

That looks like the circle is in the library not in the favorites,

Here's a couple tutorials to look at,

Favorites Empty in Navigation Pane - Fix

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Favorites Library - Create
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17 Jun 2010   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Go to C:\Users\<your username> . Locate fovorites there. Drag and drop it to the desiter position.
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17 Jun 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Go to C:\Users\<your username> . Locate fovorites there. Drag and drop it to the desiter position.
Hello Arc,

The C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder is for the Internet Explorer "Favorites" website links, while the C:\Users\(user-name)\Links folder would be for "Favorites" in the Windows Explorer navigation pane instead.
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17 Jun 2010   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Go to C:\Users\<your username> . Locate fovorites there. Drag and drop it to the desiter position.
Hello Arc,

The C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder is for the Internet Explorer "Favorites" website links, while the C:\Users\(user-name)\Links folder would be for "Favorites" in the Windows Explorer navigation pane instead.
Sorry Shawn !!
Yes it is C:\users\<username>\links , that contains three shortcuts namely Desktop, Downloads and Recent Places.

Thanks a lot that you rectified me
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17 Jun 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, I figured that you knew and just made a typo.
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17 Jun 2010   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
LOL, I figured that you knew and just made a typo.
Not exactly that

I was trying to post quickly ... as the link is named Favoritrs there, I written the exact. If I would a bit careful, if I checked it before posting, it would not happened I think.
Surely, I'd try to be careful from this very post, so that a silly mistake from my part may not coz a difficulty for others
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