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Windows 7: Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

27 Mar 2012   #60
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trasman View Post
Hi again.
New computer and a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate Swedish. Same problem. Guess I have to live with the favorites i the navigation pane.
Hello Trasman,

Did you only use the method in the tutorial here step by step this time?

Could you post screenshots of your registry showing the settings in the tutorial?


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01 Apr 2012   #61
Limber

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I also encountered the same problem as trasman, on two different computers. One computer is a notebook with a fresh installation of Win7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (and no other registry hacks applied), while my desktop has been running Win7 Ultimate x64 for a couple of years. Undoing both registry changes (in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE) fixed the problem on both computers.

For what it's worth, the notebook has an ATI HD3200 chip, and the desktop has an ATI HD4770 card. Doubt that's relevant though.
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01 Apr 2012   #62
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Limber, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Both locations is required to be done in a 64-bit Windows 7. Undoing the changes at both locations should just add Favorites back to the navigation pane as the default setting.

Since both systems is using ATI, it may be a issue with the video driver you are using if you getting the same jumbled garble on your screen. Are you using the latest 12.3 AMD CCC version?

Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7
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01 Apr 2012   #63
Limber

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The notebook is using CCC version 12.3, the desktop is still running version 11.3.

Guess I could try this out on my sister's Win7 x64 notebook which has a mobile Nvidia GeForce 8400M chip, just to see what happens.
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01 Apr 2012   #64
trasman

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Trasman,

Did you only use the method in the tutorial here step by step this time?

Could you post screenshots of your registry showing the settings in the tutorial?
I sorry but no. But this time I only used guides made from you.
"Zip Folders - Enable or Disable Windows Explorer View" and "Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane" and both of them works great. But when I'm to remove the final annoying thing in the navigation pane, favorites, I get like in my prevousle screen-shoot.

I'm now using Intel HD graphics and before I used a ATI HD4870. So I don't think its the graphics. But if a recal correct all of my install have been 64 bits. Maybe has something to do with it?

If I get some time over I will trie just this reg hack on a fresh vm ware install of windows 7.
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01 Apr 2012   #65
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Trasman,

I look forward to reading your findings.

It works fine in my 64-bit Windows 7 without getting that garbled mess. I'm not sure what may be causing it on your system.
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03 Apr 2012   #66
trasman

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trasman View Post
If I get some time over I will trie just this reg hack on a fresh vm ware install of windows 7.
I just finished installing Windows 7 on as a VMware machine. And this time the only thing I did was this tweak. Same problem...

I guess we can rule out VGA as the cause.
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03 Apr 2012   #67
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Trasman,

I'm not sure what it could be since it works perfectly fine for me on all my installations and VMs. It's definitely some sort of graphical glitch that would cause a jumbled screen like that though.
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20 Jul 2012   #68
aventuragrande

vista
 
 
cannot remove favorites

Hello Brink,

I have successfully removed the favorites on my home built system (32bit home premium) But I can not remove it on either laptop. Both sony vaios. I have checked and rechecked my registry and all looks correct. The new values are saving. I have completed many other tweeks and all work perfectly. Is there something I might be missing. I know my reg entries are as described in the tutorial.

Thank you,
Chris
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20 Jul 2012   #69
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Chris,

I'm sure you did, but I have to ask. Did you restart the computer afterwards?

If so, there may be a stray registry entry set wrong preventing the tutorial from otherwise normally working.

Use the Find and Find Next option the registry to search for the {323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E} key.

For each one found, check the Attributes DWORD value (if there) in it's ShellFolder subkey (if there) to make sure it's set as a9400100.
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