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Windows 7: Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

10 Oct 2013   #100

windows 7

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-screenshot.jpg
here is the screenshot

by the way, removing the "Favorites" makes Firefox and internet Explorer crash when trying to save webpages.
are you able to go 'file-->save as' in internet explorer 10 on windows 7 64bit?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2013   #101

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I don't have that issue with IE10 or Firefox.

Everything looks fine there. Did you have any luck using Find and Find Next from my previous post to see if you had a stray setting?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2013   #102

windows 7

they were all at a0900100, but the favorites wont come back...
I guess something is corrupted somewhere ..very odd
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2013   #103

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Well, if you have a restore point dated before Favorites was removed available, then you could do a system restore using that restore point to hopefully restore it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Oct 2013   #104

windows 7

I finally fixed it, the mistake was that I started regedit.exe from a program called Launchy, apparently it starts the wrong version of regedit (32 bit).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2013   #105

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Glad to hear that you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2013   #106

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I just want to thank you very much for your great website you have developed here. It can be full of useful tips for those who are really interested in this specific subject, primarily this very post.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2014   #107

WIN 7 Home 64 bit
Regedt32 and regedit (=16)

just wanted to confirm that your tutorial works, ... if and when you use regedt32 (for WIN 64) and not regedit !
I didn't work for me after a fresh install. This drove me crazy, because it had worked before.
I didn't fall on the evident, as I had read somewhere on the internet that for 64 bit, I had to take the regedit from %/Windows/SysWOW64; ... but this is completly wrong. regedit is 16 bit even if it is found in SysWOW64; there is not 64 bit regedit; regedt32 is more advanced than regedit, it thus also works for 64 bit.
Ouff !

Many thanks; also to fnukguy !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2014   #108

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Rodger, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial works perfectly fine using regedit. In fact, in XP and newer Windows, the two programs have been merged. All regedit32 does is run regedit. You can check in Task Manager to see that it's actually the regedit.exe process running when you run regedit32 or regedit.

In older systems (before XP) there were real differences, full details of which can be found in this MS article: Differences between Regedit.exe and Regedt32.exe

It sounds like you may have had a stray {323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E} key that needed it's Attributes DWORD set properly. Using the Find and Find Next feature in regedit to search for the key should help find it to verify what the DWORD value is set to.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2014   #109

WIN 7 Home 64 bit

Hi Brink,

thanks a lot for your reply !
(It looks as if I were always one step behind in time, when reading the internet.
But this is not a wonder, as I am nearly 60 years old , but a complete nope in computer science).

I followed your advice. I hope the stray is gone now.

When retinking "the situation" (which nearly drove me crazy), I remember another strange thing. When I went (after multiple tries) into %/windows/SysWOW to find the right (wrong?) regedit, I saw that there was no icon (the green one) on regedit; ... to be correct, there was a grey icon (don't recall which one, but it was a -grey - icon I know from the windows system. I then looked into ystem32, and there the icon was green.

It was this situation, which gave me the idea to use regedt32 (by the way, are you talking about regedit32 or regedt32 ?; just verified, I have regedt 32 without an "i"), which is situated side by side with regedit. Strangely enough, after having tried regedt, the icon was back !

So I am wondering, whether it might not be a good idea to clear the icon cache first, if your tutorial does not work ?


May I finally ask you another question. After that, I will leave you alone. .... promised.
I am really a computer nope. Ok?
As I told you in my first contribution, I am coming from a fresh install. At the end of the installation process (I had deleted all the partitions, I had before), windows told me that "windows is now updating the registry". (I have a French compter it said "mettre jour", which means "to update"). I am astonished about the use of this terminologie, as I made a completly new install.
Why didn't it say "creating" or something similar. Is it possible, that the old registry "survives" in some way in a fresh install? Could this explain "the stray" (which I don't understand).

Kind regards and thank you !
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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