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Windows 7: Quick Launch folder issue

09 Sep 2010   #1
Tendency

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Quick Launch folder issue

I somehow accidently deleted the (default) "Quick Launch" folder in my: "C:\Users\Luc\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer"

So I created a new folder called "Quick Launch" again, and re-added the Quick Launch bar to my Windows taskbar. Now everything works fine and I can add quick launch icons into it, but sometimes after I reboot my laptop all the icons are completely out of order again. So I can put them back in order again (like: 1. Desktop, 2. MSN, 3. Paint) but on the most random moments it gets unsorted again after a reboot. (like: 1. Paint, 2. Desktop, 3. MSN)

Could this be a folder option I forgot to set or is it some bug within my Windows 7 installation?

Note: I never had this on my previous Windows 7 installation, but I never accidently removed my Quick Launch folder there.


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09 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You can right click on the quick launch and see if you have the option to lock
If so try it.
If lock does not work, use system restore to go back before you made the error
System Restore
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09 Sep 2010   #3
Tendency

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You can right click on the quick launch and see if you have the option to lock
If so try it.
If lock does not work, use system restore to go back before you made the error
System Restore
System Restore is disabled on this laptop, so that's not possible.

What I forgot to mention:
I copied the Quick Launch folder from the default Windows profile: "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch"

Even that didn't solve it, as far as I know is locking not possible.
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09 Sep 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Try this
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

When done, boot the computer, right click on the task bar>toolbar>new tool bar
Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
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09 Sep 2010   #5
Tendency

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I will try the SFC program, but that's the exact same guide that I followed to get myself a Quick Launch bar!
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09 Sep 2010   #6
Tendency

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I tried the program, it said:

Code:
C:\Windows\System32>sfc /scannow

Systeemcontrole wordt gestart. Dit proces kan enkele minuten duren.

Verificatiefase van systeemscan wordt gestart.
Verificatie is 100% voltooid.

Er zijn geen schendingen van de integriteit gevonden.

C:\Windows\System32>
So it hasn't found anything.
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09 Sep 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I really am at point that I have just one more suggestion that will definately work, but dont know if you can do it or want to.
By default a system restore point is made on a regular basis, but you turned that feature off.
A system image is also made, but if you turned it off that protection is not there for you. If not use system image to restore quick launch. System Image will affect your stuff, documents etc.
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09 Sep 2010   #8
Tendency

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I think you are looking way too much forward/deep. The fact I deleted a system's default folder doesn't mean I have to run a system restore or run an image over it. It surely is the most easy method, but it happens to be that this computer can't be missed at all the coming weeks.

So if there's anyone with an alternative - which maybe is extremely simple - you are more than welcome to share it!

I personally think it has to do with other folders, as soon as I sort on date or size (or whatever) in other folders it seems the quick launch gets messed up. Isn't there a way to isolate this, so that it doesn't change?
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09 Sep 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

This is new information, now. Try this make a new folder, put something in it. Change the date, does a new folder mess up the quick launch, too?
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09 Sep 2010   #10
Tendency

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Okay, I just tried this. But seems like I was wrong, the things are still in the exact same order as they were 5 minutes ago before the reboot.

Is there any chance programs can mess this up? Although I'm not running any other programs than before this new Windows 7 installation.
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