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Windows 7: Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

29 Jun 2010   #20
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi there, I've tried it twice and it hasn't worked. Nothing's broken or looking funny - Favorites is just still there, working as usual. I've rechecked the regkey to make sure it hasn't changed back to default but it still says a9400100. Also for the part to remove Favorites from Open/Save dialog, I'm running W7 64-bit but I don't have a node named HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Wow6432Node. Cheers.


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29 Jun 2010   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kiwichick,

It definitely works. Double check through the steps to make sure that you have followed them exactly step by step. You may have missed a step or made a mistake with one.

Are you sure that you have 64-bit Windows 7? If you do, you should have the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node key.
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29 Jun 2010   #22
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi Brink, Thanks for the reply. Hopefully these screenshots will help.

Definitely running Windows 7 64-Bit

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-windows-7-64-bit.jpg

Location looks correct. Permissions look correct, Attributes look correct.

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-hkcr-clsid-attributes-permissions.jpg

Location looks correct but no Wow6432Node

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-regedit-hklm-software-nowownode.jpg

I am more than willing to admit that I may have done something wrong but I can't see what.


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29 Jun 2010   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Kiwichick,

Agreed. Everything looks correct except that you are missing Wow6432Node. Do think you may have deleted it by mistake, or deleted it with a registry cleaning program?

Did you restart the computer afterwards?
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29 Jun 2010   #24
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes restarted computer afterwards.

Yes may have deleted Wow node with regcleaner. But will that matter to the navigation pane since it says in the post that Wow is only to remove Favs from Open/Save?
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29 Jun 2010   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, Wow will only affect the Open/Save type windows in this tutorial, but there's no telling what else the reg cleaner, or something else, may have affected this from working for you as well.
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30 Jun 2010   #26
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ok this is really strange.

I rebooted into safe mode and checked the registry. Wow node was there so I exported it then restarted normally and ran the exported reg file but I got an error about not all info being added ....

I rebooted into safe mode again and ran the exported reg file but got error message again.

So I created a new user account and Wow node was in there so I exported that but got same error when running it back on normal account.

So I went back to new user account and made registry changes there then restarted into new user account again and Favorites was gone from navigation pane.

And when I rebooted back into normal account Favorites is gone from navigation pane there too.

Now in regards to my obviously now corrupted registry. I have registry backup that I did before the regclean. I backed it up via method two in this topic: Registry - Backup and Restore. Would you advise restoring via method two since this topic explains why I was getting the errors?

Thanks for all your patience and help.
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30 Jun 2010   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Kiwichick,

I'm happy to hear that you got it working.

The error message you see at the bottom in that tutorial is only a what to do if you get that error only while doing that specific tutorial, and not for anything else.

If you are not having any problems currently now, then you might consider leaving things as is. If you are having other issues, then you might consider doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you had the issues.
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30 Jun 2010   #28
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I can't do a system restore because there isn't a restore point from before the regclean. I know there used to be one but I think it was probably deleted by the system after subsequent restore points were made because the default disk space reserved for system restore was really small - only 2%. I have changed it to 15% on advice from another topic here but too late for a regfix.

I really want the node back along with anything else I've removed. This is a new computer and I don't want to start off with registry issues. And you said yourself that who knows what other things it may be affecting. Explorer is showing an odd behavior since I got the Favorites thing sorted. And the reason I want to get rid of the Favorites was because of this other topic I posted stop Favorites opening in new window which now looks as though it's probably happening because of my regclean.

I will do a complete recovery if I have to but I'd rather not if I can try something else first. So is a command line registry restore better than a full system recovery? Or do you know of anything else I can try? Could I at least copy all the Wow6432Node entries in the regbackup to a new regkey and run that from the command prompt?
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30 Jun 2010   #29
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Kiwichick,

I do not know of any other way to get back to like it was without doing a factory recovery/restore. If you decide to do this, be sure to backup anything that you do not want to lose first.
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