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Windows 7: Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane


15 Nov 2009   #79
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

How to Add or Remove Favorites from Navigation Pane in Windows 7


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14 Aug 2012   #80
asterismW

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Great guides

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for these Navigation Pane tutorials. I've always hated those stupid folders, and I will never understand why Microsoft doesn't make it easy to customize Explorer. Not all of us want or even use Favorites, or the User folder, or whatever; we shouldn't be forced to see them all the time. My Navigation pane is now neat and uncluttered.

So again, thanks!


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14 Aug 2012   #81
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Asterism. I'm glad that they were of help to you.
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12 Dec 2012   #82
SnackCabinet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane [Problem]

So I tried following the tutorial "Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane" and ran into a problem. When I try to set permission, it says "Unable to save permission changes to ShellFolder. Access denied." Help anyone? Be much appreciated.

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12 Dec 2012   #83
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello CosmicPoptart,

It sounds like you may need to take ownership of the "ShellFolder" key first using step 3 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below.

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Jan 2013   #84
TikkiRo

 
 

Joining in here with my own issues in trying to do this fix.

I've a brand new Asus notebook (S56C series) with Win 8 (64x) installed on it. All was ok at the outset (a week ago!) but then I've done something to "break" the OS to some degree as I've lost tiles for no reason, but more importantly in the Desktop view have had a lot of issues with Win Explorer (not opening up & missing folders).

I've also lost my Favorites folder but when working through the fix, found all the keys already present & properly filled so wasn't sure anything would be benefited from redoing them? However, I can't get the folder to show itself for anything .

Unsure how to progress with it given the above.

THanks
TKR
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02 Jan 2013   #85
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello TKR,

Since this is a Windows 8 issue instead of Windows 7, you should see the tutorial below at our sister site EightForums instead.

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8


Considering all of the issues you are having, you might refresh or reset Windows 8 instead to see if that may sort all or most of the issues.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Jan 2013   #86
TikkiRo

 
 

Sorry Shawn - silly of me - should have thought to put the question in the right forum, but was just so happy to finally find someone discussing a fix for the issue & figured there weren't too many differences between the 2 OS's perhaps to worry.

Appreciate the links & will consider undertaking the actions you suggest too.

Thanks tons
Romayne
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02 Jan 2013   #87
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Romayne. I hope they help.
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05 Jun 2013   #88
horstj

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi all,

I was wondering if there is a list of mappings in the registry or somewhere else where you can manually edit the entries in the favorites display in explorer. I know you can right click and add current location, but I would like to see the actual mappings if at all possible. I am using Win 7 sp1 x64.

Any help would be great!
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05 Jun 2013   #89
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Horstj,

All links under Favorites in the navigation pane are stored as shortcuts in the "C:\Users\(user-name)\Links" folder.
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