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I accidentally dragged the "favorites" link to my desktop once, and now it constantly reappears, despite repeated attempts at nuking it. How can I prevent it from reappearing?

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Right-click on it next time it appears, and change its location.

On the "Location" tab, change it to C:\Users\<username>\Favorites.

Then if there's still a shortcut on the desktop, delete it.

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Instead of deleting it, drag it somewhere else. That way, it won't get recreated there next time you make a favorite.

Basically, when you put it on your desktop, it recorded that as the path for your favorites.

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  1. Right-click on the icon and select Properties
  2. Go to the Location tab and click "Restore Default"
  3. Click Apply, then OK
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