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Windows 7: Phantom "Favorites" on WinExp

13 Nov 2016   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
Phantom "Favorites" on WinExp

I have just discovered in Win-Exp ... C: | Users | Administrator | Favorites | Favorites Bar ... 3 shortcuts.

Phantom "Favorites" on WinExp-1_winexp.png

None of the shortcuts display on the 'Favorites Bar" in WinExplorer, but they are listed in the folder ...
C: | Users | Administrator | Favorites | Favorites Bar
ie, C:\Users\Administrator\Favorites

The shortcuts are all URL links
The "Favorites" folder displays the sub-folder caption as "Favorites Bar" but when copied as a path string "Favorites Bar" becomes "Links" ?
Breadcrumb string: C: Local Disk | Users | Administrator | Favorites | Favorites Bar
Path address: C: | Users | Administrator | Favorites | Links

? How can the 3 shortcuts exist and not display on the 'Favorites Bar" ?

My limited knowledge is based on Tom's Hardware - Windows 7 Favorites Toolbar missing

The missing shortcuts on Favorites Bar is not a life or death situation, is there a simple explanation that I am missing ?

have never had Norton on this machine
don't play games
checked Internet Explorer, no favorites listed there ... I don't use IE anyway

Toshiba Satellite c665
Win7 HP x86

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2016   #2

windows 7 ultimate x64

? How can the 3 shortcuts exist and not display on the 'Favorites Bar" ?
Those are different Favorites: in the left pane it's Explorer Favorites while in the User folder it's IE favorites....Web Slices and Suggested sites get installed with IE.
"The "Favorites" folder displays the sub-folder caption as "Favorites Bar" but when copied as a path string "Favorites Bar" becomes "Links" ?"
Yep, it does. Nothing wrong with your machine, someone was having a bad day at Microsoft when they wrote the descriptors....
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