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Windows 7: Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

30 Jun 2010   #30
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks heaps Brink. Yip that's exactly what I'm going to do. It'll just eliminate any possibility of further problems. I'm backing stuff up right now. Thanks for all your help. Windows 7 Forums ROCKS !!!!


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30 Jun 2010   #31
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I hope the install goes smoothly for you. Please let us know how it turns out.
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02 Jul 2010   #32
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Well the recovery went well. Wow6432 back in registry. Everything seems to be going fine now. I have noticed a couple of small things though.

In Explorer on the button toolbar next to the Organize button is what I guess is an 'Action' button and it displays an icon depending on what filetype is selected. I'm not sure if this was happening before the recovery but when I select an EXE file the icon isn't displayed.

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-broken-exe.jpg

I also noticed a couple of program shortcut icons in the start menu weren't displaying either. You can see the NTI icon displays correctly. Norton doesn't. McAfee was the other one that didn't display correctly but I changed it. But I couldn't change it via right-click / properties. I had to go the program folder and create a new shortcut.

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-broken-exe-start-menu.jpg


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02 Jul 2010   #33
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Kiwichick,

I'm happy to hear things went pretty well so far.

The default "Open" application icon on the toolbar is a bug in Windows 7 and is normal. However, the tutorial below will show you how to fix this icon.

Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix


You might see if uninstalling and reinstall the Norton Online Backup program will be able to fix it's icon.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Jul 2010   #34
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks yet again Brink, Would be nice if it showed the application icon but it's definitely better than before. I was wondering if it might have been something I just hadn't noticed. Glad to know it's a bug and not my computer.
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02 Jul 2010   #35
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Kiwichick.
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09 Aug 2011   #36
Shag00

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Hate to poor water on the flames but this tutorial just does not work for me and I suspect for others as well.

I have Win 7 x64 and have tried 3 variations of the tutorial:
1/ as written
2/ just the 32 bit section
3/ just the 64 bit section

and none work, in addition the registry location given for the 64 bit change appears to be incorrect. I installed the system yesterday so there is no registry corruption or whatever, this is what I believe the 64bit registry entry you are referring to is:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\ShellFolder

In the mean time anyone else reading this tutorial please be aware of my results.
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09 Aug 2011   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Shag, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm sorry to hear that. Did it work for you using the other registry location that you mentioned?

The tutorial has been thoroughly tested on both 32-bit and 64-bit and does work perfectly as written. Please double check to make sure that you have not made a mistake somewhere in the steps, or missed one.


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes is a symbolic link to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node, so a change in one will be made to the other after restarting the computer. It really doesn't matter which one you use.

See this Microsoft link for more information about these two registry locations.

Registry Keys Affected by WOW64 (Windows)
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10 Aug 2011   #38
Shag00

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Thank you for your reply Brink,

sorry I was not clear in my first post, the link I gave I substituted for the link in the tutorial as it was obviously the key that was being referred to, so to answer your question, no it did not work.

If I understand you correctly then both 64bit registry key paths should work, assuming this is so, can the path I provided be included in the tutorial? After having read your Microsoft link I do not understand why that key path is not in my registry as it essentially a mirror. Do you think it may be because I only have the Home Premium version?

I will have another go at the tutorial some time in the next few days and report back.
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10 Aug 2011   #39
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Shag00,

There's not a point in adding the other registry path in the tutorial since they are linked, and a change made in one will change the other.

Double check your registry. Sometimes they tend to blend together and are not easy to notice, but you should have the path that's in the tutorial as well.
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