Shortcut to Favorites with full breadcrumb trail

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  1. Posts : 73
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
       #1

    Shortcut to Favorites with full breadcrumb trail


    Somehow I created a shortcut to Favorites that shows the full breadcrumb trail (Computer-Drive-Users-Name-Favorites) in (file) Explorer on several of my machines. Now want to do it on another box but my breadcrumb is just (Name-Favorites). Shortcut properties look the same. Obviously I did something different, but no idea what. Ideas?
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  2. Posts : 6,285
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #2

    Open Computer, browse to C:\Users\yourid.
    Right click on Favorites and drag it to the Desktop. It will create the link you want. Could also right click and select Sendto then chose Desktop.
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  3. Posts : 71,556
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Hello Diane,

    In addition, here's a Favorites shortcut that you could use if you like. :)

    Favorites Shortcut - Create
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  4. Posts : 73
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I don't have any problem creating the shortcut. I have a problem that the shortcut created by SendTo or manual creation doesn't show the full breadcrumb trail in (file) Explorer when it is clicked. I have some that do, so obviously there's a way - just can't remember what I did differently to get what I want.
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  5. Posts : 6,285
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #5

    I told you how to do it. The key is to use Windows Explorer to browse to anything user related via C:\Users, not via a library link.
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  6. Posts : 73
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Forgive me for being stubborn, but somehow I have made a shortcut to Favorites that when clicked, opens Explorer with the full breadcrumb and the navigation pane showing Computer-drive-Users-name-Favorites and the contents in the right pane. I just can't remember how I did it. I know I can create a shortcut to Users that almost does this (1 level up), but that's not what I want.
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  7. Posts : 71,556
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    Favorites in the navigation pane is just linked shell folder, so it doesn't have an actual path.

    If you like, Favorites is just your "Links" folder below though.

    C:\Users\(user-name)\Links

    OR

    %UserProfile%\Links
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  8. Posts : 73
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    What I'm aiming for is a shortcut that gives the top screen, not the bottom.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Shortcut to Favorites with full breadcrumb trail-favorites.jpg  
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  9. Posts : 71,556
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    That would be a shortcut to your "Favorites" folder used by Internet Explorer instead.

    C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites

    OR

    %UserProfile%\Favorites
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  10. Posts : 73
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Ok, I must be incredible dense, but I just cannot repeat creating the shortcut the produces the top screen. Obviously I did before since that one works. What I'm doing now is navigating to the Users\user-name folder and creating a shortcut using SendTo desktop. Then edit properties to add Favorites = C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites. As soon as I do that, the folder icon changes to the one with the star and the bottom screen is produced when I use the new shortcut. duh. Can someone just shoot me?
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