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Windows 7: Can't add to favorites in Windows Explorer

22 Jan 2013   #11
avrohit2000

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

Simple way to fix this, create a folder in your document (C:\Users\*YourUsername*) called Links.

This Worked for me dude i did not even restart. Just created a newfolder and renamed it as Links. Thanks dude...helped me alot...after a very long search and recap of my things done in my computer i came to know that this problem was catched after i did "sfc /scannow"


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23 Jan 2013   #12
Gourmet

Windows7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Can't I add to Favorites in Windows 7

I am new to this world on Forum but I could help you in regard to yours question, I am using Windows 7 there is a direct comand by removing the Default and have the old bar, you simply press the [ Alt key ] to put it on and again to removed the Command Bar.


I hope this will help you. good luck.


Gourmet

PS: There is another command, but I don't wont to get in hot water since I am new at this great site.
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01 Jul 2013   #13
bell1

windows 7
 
 

Thank you mtek81, It worked for me, out of cleaning up my folders I deleted the links folder and other folders related to Favourites. What is did is went back to recycle bin and restored links folder. now everything works perfect. Thank you.
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03 Dec 2013   #14
Mugsy

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Not me

Sadly, it appears I'm the odd duck where this fix didn't work.

I added a folder called "Links" to the hidden "C:\User\{my username}" folder and nothing changed. So I did to all the other folders inside "User" where "Links" was missing and still no change.

My only work-around at this point is to rely on "Add to Library" instead. Inelligant, but it works.
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03 Dec 2013   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mugsy,

See if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below for the Links folder to make sure it is set properly in the registry may help.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Dec 2013   #16
Mugsy

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Works!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
See if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below for the Links folder to make sure it is set properly in the registry may help.
Hey, that worked!

There are no entries in my "User Shell Folders" Registry group that start/end with "{...}"

Adding the one for "Links" fixed it. Thanks! (Wish I knew why the entry was missing.)
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03 Dec 2013   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.

It could have been anything from using a registry cleaning program that removed it, something went wrong when (if) you tried to move the Links folder to another location, etc....
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22 Mar 2014   #18
Computerguy2014

Win 7 / Win 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mtek81 View Post
Simple way to fix this, create a folder in your document (C:\Users\*YourUsername*) called Links, then restart your computer. your problem is mostly caused by accidentally deleting the Links folder hence the system doesn't know where to save the favorites.

Hope this helps.
Just wanted to confirm that this also worked for me, thank you so much for your help i tried a lot of things and I was on the verge of formatting and re-installing windows thank you again.

A+ forums
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22 Mar 2014   #19
Mugsy

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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

See if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below for the Links folder to make sure it is set properly in the registry may help.
Hey Shawn, thanks for the reply. I had forgotten about the question.

Recently, I had to reinstall Windows following a hard drive crash, so I have no idea if the fix would have worked or not. :P

Thanks anyway.
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22 Mar 2014   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No worries Mugsy. It should have, but sorry you had to reinstall.
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